Emery enjoyed fishing, woodworking, doing body work on cars and watching the Green Bay Packers. He loved his dog, Lucy. He was a member of the Moose Lodge #1329 in Woodstock, Illinois and the Elks Lodge #2505 in Kimberling City. Most of all, Emery loved his family and will be missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Sherri Cross; a brother, Richard A. Cross; and two brother-in-laws, Michael Streit and Donald Schultz.
Emery is survived by his wife, Ida Mae Cross of the home; two daughters, Elizabeth Carroll of Sharon, Wisconsin, Amanda Fahrenbach and husband Paul of North Fork, West Virginia; two step-daughters, Cynthia McGee and husband Jesse of Kentucky, Suzanne Huckabee and husband Jason of McHenry, Illinois; a step-son, Jonathon Dickson and wife Lynn of Woodstock, Illinois; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Kathie Laudick and husband Paul of Woodstock, Illinois, Delores Streit of Wonder Lake, Illinois, Peggy Joosten and husband Dale of Woodstock, Illinois; a brother, Glenn Cross and wife Sharon of Smithville, Tennessee; as well as several nieces and nephews.
No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Emery may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.