I Loving Memory of George A. Emmert
George A. Emmert, a devoted husband and loving father, passed away peacefully on October 6, 2023, at 77, in his home in Aransas Pass, Texas, surrounded by his family. George's life was marked by extraordinary achievements, a commitment to service, a deep passion for fishing and travel, and a talent for working on cars in his younger years, leaving behind a rich and diverse legacy that will forever inspire those who had the privilege of knowing him.
Born in Gainesville, Florida, on July 8, 1946, George was a shining example of resilience and determination. He embarked on a lifelong journey of service to his country, beginning his military career in the Army during the tumultuous Vietnam War. His service in the Vietnam War as an Army soldier was characterized by exceptional courage and unwavering dedication to his fellow soldiers and the nation he loved.
Upon his return from Vietnam, George transitioned to the United States Air Force, where he continued to serve with distinction. His dedication to duty and military expertise were evident throughout his career, earning him the respect and admiration of his colleagues and superiors.
In addition to his military service, George had a deep and abiding love for fishing and travel. He found solace and joy by the water's edge, where he would spend countless hours pursuing his passion for angling. Whether casting a line from the shores of the Gulf of Mexico or embarking on fishing adventures to far-flung destinations, George's love for the sport was boundless. His enthusiasm for fishing was infectious, and he shared this treasured pastime with family and friends, creating lasting memories for all who joined him.
George was a passionate angler, seasoned traveler, and skilled mechanic. In his younger years, he and his son bonded over their love for cars, working together on various automotive projects. Their time spent tinkering under the hood was about fixing engines, strengthening the father-son bond, and passing on valuable skills and knowledge.
In 1992, George found a different kind of love in Aurora, Colorado, where he married the love of his life, Barbara (Cook). Their union was a testament to the enduring power of love and companionship, and together, they built a beautiful life filled with joy, cherished memories, and shared adventures. George's zest for travel took them to diverse corners of the world, exploring new cultures and creating a tapestry of unforgettable experiences together.
George's legacy is carried forward by his loving wife, Barbara, and their children and stepchildren: Michael Emmert, Robert Robinson, Shari Eubank, Kyle Robinson, Kenny Robinson, and Richie Emmert. His memory is further cherished by his thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life service in honor of George A. Emmert will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at Agape Fellowship & Training Center, located at 2291 Main St, Ingleside, Texas, allowing family and friends to gather, share stories, and pay their respects to a remarkable man who touched the lives of so many. Interment details will be announced later.
George's life was a shining example of dedication, love, and service, intertwined with his passion for fishing and travel, courageous service to this country, and mechanical expertise. He leaves a legacy of strength, honor, and devotion that will continue inspiring future generations. Though he may no longer be with us in person, his spirit lives on in the hearts of all who know him.
May George A. Emmert rest in eternal peace, his memory forever cherished in the hearts of those who loved him, and his love for fishing, travel, automotive craftsmanship, and unwavering service to his country forever celebrated.