Tony L. Emmerson, 51, Farmer City, died at 12:29 p.m. Tuesday (April 9, 2013) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City. Burial will be in McCord Cemetery, rural Farmer City. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Tony Emmerson Memorial Fund in care of Heartland Bank and Trust Co., Farmer City.

Tony was born Aug. 9, 1961, at Bloomington, a son of Norman L. and Ruby K. Priest Emmerson. He married Lidia Navarra. He later married Lisa M. Hodges on Oct. 20, 2012, in Dewitt.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa M. Emmerson, Farmer City; mother, Ruby Keller, Mansfield; son, Jesse (Anissa) Emmerson, Farmer City; daughter, Joanna Emmerson, LeRoy; stepson, Stephen Hardesty, Farmer City; stepdaughter, Tiffany Hodges, Farmer City; grandson, Jesse R. Emmerson; a soon-to-be granddaughter; stepgrandson, Rylan Hardesty; a brother, Terry (Teri) Emmerson, Farmer City; and two sisters, Penny Coit, Mansfield, and Peggy Kemplin, Urbana.

He was preceded in death by his father, Norman L. Emmerson; a brother; and a sister, Pamela Wisegarver.

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