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Jim Alexander Emrick
  • September 12, 1932
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  • September 29, 2012

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Jim Alexander Emrick of Palatka, FL passed away Saturday, September 29, 2012 in New Smyrna Beach, FL.  Jim was born in Washington Courthouse, Ohio on September 12, 1932.  He served in the US Army during the Korean War.  He married his childhood sweetheart Joyce Powless in 1955.  Jim and Joyce moved to Florida in 1973 when Jim retired from Ohio Bell.  Jim began a second career in property management.  He also was active in the Florida Over 50 Softball League and was invited to join the Florida World League.  He and Joyce regularly volunteered at eh Edgar Johnson Senior Center.  Jim loved to build things and made the gator mailbox in front of the corky Bells Restaurant in East Palatka.  Jim is survived by his wife of 57years, Joyce; his twin sons, Jim and Tim and his wife, Kaye; one daughter Kim and her husband Dave.  He has two grandsons, Jade and Scott.  His other love is Maggie the Poodle.  There will be a celebration of his life on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 11AM at Edgar Johnson Senior Center, 1215 Westover Drive, Palatka.  In lieu of flowers, please donate food to the Christian Service Center Putnam Food Bank. There will be a celebration of his life on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 11AM at Edgar Johnson Senior Center, 1215 Westover Drive, Palatka

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  1. 13 Oct 2012
    Pravin says:
    The demand will alawys be in energy.The question is do you know oil is the old energy?Our new war is for energy independace, and new sources of energy.So you will make lots of money in those things. ( maybe since Jim is farming in Brazil, he is into energy producing crops, Brazil is energy indendant.Oh but he wont tell you that.Jim is the kind of people who dont give a shit about our country. so dont listen to him.We will make lots of money he can stay in Brazil or Asia.

  2. 05 Oct 2012
    Jeff Downs says:
    Joyce and family. Not sure if you remember me but our families used to hang out together back in the days in WCH. My family included my parents, Earl and Jinny Downs, twin brother Joe and older brothers Dave and Tom. I am so sorry for your loss. I too now live in Florida. Jim and you brought such joy to so many people. As owners of "The Den" you brought to WCH a place where teens could meet and have fun. Jim's gift of building Christmas displays was unmatched. Jim now joins my parents who've gone ahead of us. Praying for you and your family. Specifically praying that GOD gives you the comfort that only HE can provide at a time like this. Love always...Jeff Downs Melbourne Fl.

  3. 05 Oct 2012
    Debbie Jackson says:
    I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr Emrick. He will certainly be missed. Joyces was one of my favorite customers to take care at the bank. May the God of all comfort, be with your family, and knowing one day God will remove all sickness and death off the face of this earth and no resident will say I'm sick. Isaiah :24

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