"He rides through life on a joke
with four wheels."

International Relations 3, 4;

Vice-President 3, 4;

Science Club 3;

Math Club 2.

Ambition: Math Teacher.

William enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1966 and served in Thailand as a munition's loader, achieving the rank of Sergeant.

* December 26, 2019 *

    William Thomas (W.T.) Emerson, 71 died Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Veterans Memorial Hospital, of lung cancer caused by Agent Orange. He was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer October 3, 2019 and died shortly thereafter.

    He was the only son of deceased Thomas and Elisabeth Emerson. He leaves a beloved wife of 43 years, Dixie Dutton Emerson and a daughter Mary Catherine; his sister Genie (Frank) Eldred; niece Dawn and nephew Tommy; and lastly by his beloved and constant companion, his wonderful standard poodle, Luc.

    After leaving the military, he was employed by AT&T and remained there twenty years. He was manager of the Federal Express Memphis Call Center for ten years, then started his own business, "Emerson Communications", working until December 2018. Attending First Presbyterian Church, he became a deacon, serving on several committees. W. T. will be remembered by family, friends, associates and clients as a funny, happy man whose integrity and reliability was above reproach.

    Memorial services were held Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Harmony Church of Bartlett, visitation 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.; service at 6:00 p.m and celebration of the life of this very memorable man to follow the service.

Obituary listed at Heritage Funeral Home and Creamation.

Published in The Commercial Appeal from Jan. 3 to Jan. 5, 2020