Thomas D. Emrick

November 2, 1952 - October 11, 2012
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Thomas D. Emrick, age 59 formerly of Kokomo, IN and Cridersville, OH passed away on October 11, 2012 at 1:05 a.m. at the VA Hospital, in Marion, Indiana. He was born on November 2, 1952, to Richard Dean and Shirley Maxine (Thrush) Emrick in Lima, Ohio.

Thomas graduated from Wapakoneta High School in 1971 from Wapakoneta, Ohio. He then went on to serve in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and returned home to serve in the Air force Reserves at Grissom Air Force Base in Kokomo, IN completing his military service. He then went on to receive his bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in education. Thomas was a seventh grade social studies teacher with Kokomo Center Schools until he retired where he also coached the girls’ basketball team to many championships. He was a passionate teacher and coach and when he wasn’t busy serving the needs of his students and school he thoroughly enjoyed golfing and spending time with his family.

Surviving is his parents – Richard Dean and Shirley Maxine (Thursh) Emrick of Cridersville; a brother – Mark Emrick of Wapakoneta, OH; two children – Laura (Charles Dale) Ford of West Chester, Ohio; Ryan (Erin Riley) Emrick of Kokomo, IN; five grandchildren – Mary Katherine Emrick, Charles Alexander Ford, Riley Dean Emrick, Annabelle Rose Ford, Cale Joseph Emrick; and a nephew – Jesse Emrick of Wapakoneta, OH.

Thomas was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by many people, most especially his family.

A celebration of life service will begin at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Cridersville United Methodist Church. Pastor Charles Martindell will officiate. Military rites will be observed by V.F.W. Post 8445 of Wapakoneta.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 26, at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville and one hour prior to services at the church Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be given to the CH-KI-LO Food Pantry c/o Cridersville United Methodist Church.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, October 26, 2012

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.

Address:

311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Cridersville United Methodist Church

Address:

105 Shawnee Road, Cridersville, OH, 45806

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012

Time: 11:00 am

Cridersville United Methodist Church

Address:

105 Shawnee Road, Cridersville, OH, 45806

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Born: November 2, 1952
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