Francis "Red" Emeott
Beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at St. Francis Home of Saginaw. He was 98 years old. Francis Emeott was born on June 4, 1922, in Saginaw, Michigan, to the late Francis and Inez (Champlin) Emeott. He proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Army where he received many awards and commendations while stationed in Africa and Italy. Upon his return, he met the love of his life, Helen Betty Helm and they were united in marriage on September 25, 1948; she preceded him in death on January 1, 2012. Red was employed as a Maintenance Supervisor for over 30 years with Great Lakes Express. He was a faithful member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and a member of VFW Post #7302 Hemlock-Merrill. As a young man, Red enjoyed hunting and fishing, but eventually found the second love of his life, golf.
Surviving are a son, Randell (Mary) Emeott of Hemlock; three grandchildren: Craig, Jill, and Christopher; four great-grandchildren: Zachary, Haley, Ava, and Liam; three brothers and one sister: Robert Emeott, Bill Emeott, Don (Janet) Emeott, and Jane Newton. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters: Ken, Dorothy, Mary Katherine, and Beverly.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the staff and personnel at St. Francis Home of Saginaw for all the love, extraordinary care, and kindness they provided to Red.
A funeral liturgy will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road. Rev. Fr. Peter J. Gaspeny will officiate. Military Honors and Rite of Committal will follow at Oakwood Mausoleum under the auspices of the United States Army and VFW Post #7302. Family and friends are welcome to visit at the church on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Francis Home of Saginaw.
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