Michael A. Emerick, 54, of Reedsville, decided to leave this world to explore parts unknown on Saturday (July 14, 2012) at his home. He was born on June 13, 1958, in Washington County, Ohio, to James R. and Carol Miller Emerick. He was a steel union painter and a member of Beverly Eagles Club.
On Aug. 27, 1999, he married Caroline Waite who survives with two sons and one daughter: Michael (Kristy) Emerick of Marietta, Shawn (Nicki) Britton of Marietta, Carrie (Roger Ward) Britton of Beverly; eight grandchildren; two brothers; and four sisters, Darlene (Rick) Driggers, Connie Berry, Sandy (Randy) Offenberger, Carol Clay, Larry (Nancy) Emerick, and John Emerick.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Shane Emerick; brother, Robert Emerick; and sister, Kathy Smith.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday (July 18) at 1 p.m. at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with burial in Bartlett Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today after 2 p.m. with family present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Messages of sympathy may be sent at www.mslfuneralhome.com.