Jerry

September 3, 1956 ~ April 11, 2021

Born in: Glasgow, KY
Resided in: Edmonton, KY

Jerry Douglas Emmitt, 64, of Edmonton passed away peacefully, Sunday, April 11, 2021 at his home. Born in Barren County Jerry was the son of the late Chester Emmitt, Sr., and Verda Thomas Emmitt. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers. Junior, Jackie and Mike Emmitt. A sister Judy Walker.
At the age of 18, Jerry joined the National Guard and served for 21 years. The guard was activated and sent to Iraq to serve during Desert Storm. Jerry spent 6 months there before returning to the United States.
Jerry is survived by his wife Shelia Wisdom Emmitt of Edmonton. A son, Dewayne and wife Victoria Emmitt of Edmonton. Five grandchildren. Lindsey Young, Kaleb (Courtney) Emmitt, Noah Emmitt, Elijah Emmitt and Lilly Emmitt. His brothers and sister in law. Jimmy Wisdom, Jerry and Judy Clemmons all of Edmonton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Jerry Emmitt will be held 1:00 PM, Thursday at Trinity Christian Outreach Church. Burial will follow in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3:30 PM until 8:00 PM Wednesday and after 9:00 AM Thursday at the church. The church is located at 250 Dogwood Forrest Rd., Edmonton, Kentucky.
Butler Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted to the care of Mr. Emmitt. Please share your messages of condolence with the family at www.butler-funeralhome.com.

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  1. Shelia and Dewayne, So sorry for your loss- you are all in my prayers-Jerry was like a brother to my brother- Love you cuz

  2. Sorry for ur loss, I knew this man since me and tonya worked at bel-air. He was always nice to me. He called me giggles… Rest in peace..

  3. Shelia – I am so sorry. I know you are heartbroken to lose the love of your life. I’ll keep your family in my prayers. Hugs to you and your sweet family.
    Love,
    Jane Beth

  4. Ron DeVore. April 13, 2021 10.33P.M.
    I am so sorry for the giant loss in your life. Jerry has been one of my dearest friends for more than 21 years. We enjoyed the 2 wonderful trips to Washington D.C. The one in 2002 when we was honored and interviewed by the Washington Post newspaper at my image on the Korean War Memorial. Then again in 2010 when Jerry was kind enough to drive me and Joyce to Washington DC. where we met up with my daughter, Michele who just adored Jerry and my Gran Son, Jamie. We will never forget the personal guided tour of the White House arranged by Ky. Rep. Guthrie. We was allows to go where tourists are not allowed including the kitchen where Jerry inquired as to what was on the menu for lunch. My group was also personally escorted though our capitol by Rep. Guthrie who took Jerry’s pocket knife and carried it in his pocket though out our 2 hour tour. Joyce, Me. Michele and Chuck just loved Jerry.

  5. There is no doubt in my mind just where Jerry is, he’s strolling those streets of gold and singing with the angel band! He may even be drowning out all of the rest with his praises of worship to Jesus and our almighty God! I hope that gives you great peace of mind and comfort until you meet again! Love you all very much!
    A sister-in-Christ, Debbie Lessenberry

  6. So sorry to hear about Jerry. Keeping all of you close in prayers now and days to come.❤️

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