WELLSVILLE - William H. Emmerling, Jr. 84 of Osbourne Road, Wellsville, OH died Monday, July 29, 2013 at the Vista Care Center in Lisbon following a lengthy illness. He was born in East Liverpool, OH on December 31, 1928 and was the son of the late William H. & Phyllis (Harrington) Emmerling, Sr.
Living his entire life in the area, Mr. Emmerling retired in 1993 from BOC Industries where he worked as a mechanic for 10 years. He also worked as a foreman for OS Hill and Murray Trucking, he owned his own trucks and drove for Service Transport, had owned and operated the Pennzoil Gas Station in Chester, WV, was an Auto Mechanic Teacher at East Liverpool High School and had his pilot's license.
Mr. Emmerling was a graduate of East Liverpool High School, a veteran of the US Army serving in Germany during the Korean War and a member of Yellow Creek Presbyterian Church where he was a former elder. He was a member of Teamster Local 92 and used to build Studebakers and owned his own Avanti.
His wife, Phyllis (Cornell) Emmerling survives him at home. They were married October 3, 1963. Also surviving are two sons, William H. "Buddy" Emmerling III and his wife, Cindy of East Liverpool, OH and James Michael Emmerling and his wife, Cathleen of Sheffield Lake, OH; two daughters, Terri Poynter and her husband, Coleman of Lisbon, OH and Crystall Flint and her husband, Jeff of Michigan; a sister, Dorothy Gibbs of Massillon, OH; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Derek Marotta of the church, officiating.
Burial will be in Columbiana County Memorial Park where the Tri State Burial Group will accord military honors
The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Calcutta on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 2 4 and 6 8 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Foundation.
Family and friends may view this obituary, sign the guestbook or send condolences on line at www.altmeyer.com