LEWISTON — Reginald W. Emery Sr., 80, a resident of Minot Avenue, Auburn died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Central Maine Medical Center with his family by his side.
He was born in Auburn, June 19, 1931, the son of Marshall and Ruth (Hunt) Emery. He attended Auburn schools and was a 1950 graduate of Edward Little High School.
Following his education, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served during the Korean Conflict. Following the war, he was employed as a small engine mechanic for Mooney’s in Auburn for 39 years. He then established Reggie’s Sales and Service in 1989, which his son Reggie Jr. now operates.
Reggie loved to work, and it was what made him happy in life. He still worked around the shop up until recently. He always had to keep busy and never retired. Besides work, he loved gardening and was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather.
He was a member of the Minot Corner Methodist Church, the VFW and the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, the former Gloria Carr, whom he married, Sept. 15, 1984 of Auburn; one son, Reginald W. Emery Jr., and his wife, Cathy, of Minot; one daughter, Kim Emery of Auburn; four stepchildren, John, David, Cindy and Linda; one sister, Pat Doucette of California; four grandchildren, Amanda and Reginald Emery III, Ryan and Adam Chamberland; and many stepgrandchildren.
Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com.