BENTON - Mark V. Emerine, 77, died at 5:30 p.m. July 26, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Born July 7, 1927, in Joy, Ky., son of the late Joseph Olney and Opal Ruth Parker Emerine, he attended Murray State (Ky.) University. He served with the U.S. Army in France and Germany under Gen. George S. Patton in World War II from Sept. 11, 1945, until June 1947. From Nov. 4, 1947, to Sept. 21, 1950, he served with the U.S. Air Force during which time he flew reconnaissance over the Arctic Circle. Before retiring, he had been a mechanic in equipment maintenance for REA, was a mechanic for Sikeston Motor Company and Ford Groves in Cape Girardeau and was an industrial machinery designer and mechanic for Gold Bond. He was also a farmer.
On April 1, 1962, in Charleston, he married Lois Ford who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Bill V. and Linda Emerine of Benton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Julie and Scott Heeb of Sikeston and Nancy and Tim Tolbert of Advance; one brother, Ralph Emerine of Murray; one sister, Mary Ruth McCuiston of Murray; and six grandchildren, Derek Emerine and Christina Emerine of Benton, Elizabeth Heeb and Nicolas Heeb of Sikeston and Christopher Tolbert and Eric Tolbert of Advance.
One brother preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Dennis Lowe, pastor of the Unity Baptist Church in Benton, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.