He was a former teacher, and also worked for the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. Emmett was an ordained minister, loved gardening, and was an outdoorsman. He enjoyed working on anything mechanical.
Emmett was the loving father of Sandy Norton of Medina, Cheryl (Brad) Pruden of Garfield Heights, and Emmett (Fran) Evans, Jr. of Cuyahoga Falls; dear grandfather to a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren; and devoted brother of Carol Davis and Carson Evans.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Edna (Knight) to whom he was married 59 years; brother, Frederick J. Evans, Jr.; and sister, Eloise Sands.
Services will be held Saturday, September 21, 2013, 1 P.M., at the Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina. Reverend Jeffrey Ball will officiate. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Akron. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 12 to 1 P.M., at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.waitefuneralhome.com