David Embry, 84, of Atkins, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017, at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville. He was born December 23, 1932, in Blackwell, son of the late William and Audrey Arnold Embry. He was a graduate of Atkins High School and Arkansas Polytechnic College, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Anna Berkemeyer Embry; son, Kyle Embry; and 3 brothers, Billy Embry, Carl Embry, and Dwain Embry.
He is survived by a daughter, Dennie and husband Gary Childress; son, Brian Embry; 2 grandchildren, Morgan and husband Jason Martin, and Courtney and husband Josh Bjorgum; 3 great-grandchildren, Brady Kate, Breckin Kyle, and Brett Aimee; brother, Gay Embry; sister, Debie Embry Duvall; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Graveside service and burial is 2:00 PM, Tuesday, December 19, at Oakland Cemetery with Bro. Jeff Howell officiating. Visitation is from 6:00-7:00 PM, Monday, at Lemley Chapel.
Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers are nephews: Lynn Embry, Jeff Embry, Morris Embry, Doug Virden, Chris Virden, Eric Napier, Greg Duvall, and Gaylord Embry.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in his honor may be made to the Arkansas Children’s Foundation, P.O. Box 2222, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72203-9984.
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