Emery, David Lee, a 14 year resident of Prescott, Arizona, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2008 in Torrance. Born in Memphis, TN, David was 79 when he died. David had served in the Navy during the Korean War. David was a member of Plumbers Local 78, Los Angeles. His personal interests included race horses. He is survived by his Brother, Calvin Emery of Prescott, AZ; Sister, Doris Harmon of Bellingham, WA; Sister, Virginia Taylor of Oceanside, CA; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his Wife, Francis Emery; and Parents, Modena and Rufus Emery. The Memorial Service will be held at White & Day Colonial Mortuary in Redondo Beach on Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans.

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  1. We are deeply saddened by Dave’s passing. We live across the street from Dave with the windmill and we had many good talks and a shared friendship. He will be sorely missed but may you comforted in the fact he is in a much better place, having a much better time. God Bless Dave and his family. Rick & Karen

  2. We were both very saddened to hear of Dave€™s passing. We have known Dave a very short time, about 2 years, building a home next door to him. He has been a true friend for that time, and we have both grown to love and respect him. He was always there to look out for our building materials when we were not around, would call and let us know if something was going on, etc., just to make sure no one was stealing from us. We also had a number of very enjoyable times with Dave. He invited us to the race track with him, a wonderful passion of his, tried to teach us how to play the horses, was so enthusiastic to teach and share with us. We also remember going out to dinner with him and just laughing and having a lot of fun. He was there to help all of us out when we needed something, and we truly will miss him as a neighbor, and mostly a good friend. We were very blessed to be able to get to know him and enjoy his humor and his knowledge. We remember Christmas of 2006 when he helped put up our big Christmas tree as Harry had someone here helping with some project that needed to be fixed in our new home, so Dave pitched in and helped Debbie put this whole, big tree together. He smiled a lot, remembered how he and his €œlittle German girl€ would do stuff like this for Christmas, and also spoke of his little dog he had brought with him when he retired. It was a very pleasant time for all of us. We enjoyed watching him water his trees and plants outside his home which he so loved to do, and the little projects he would do around his place. He loved his home and he loved the area, and you could see that in his face, and how he took care of his home. He also helped Harry many times with projects, would even push wheel barrels along side Harry and help whenever he could. He loved us to come and sit and talk, would offer us a drink, or juice and have a very pleasant visit with him. Dave could be a stubborn man at times, but he believed in his convictions and that is what made Dave the great man he was. We remember Dave with very fond, warm memories, and will truly miss him. May the Lord be with each of you as you mourn a very special man; may his memories keep you all smiling.

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