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Wayne Emerson

January 13, 1940 — October 26, 2023


Wayne Emerson, 83, of Campbellsville, Kentucky, son of the late Tommy Emerson and Mattie McElroy Emerson was born January 13th, 1940 in Liberty, KY, and departed this life on October 26th, 2023 at Taylor Regional Hospital.  

He united in marriage to Ms. Betty Ann Allen on June 30th, 1973. She survives. He recently professed faith in Christ and loved gardening. Wayne was a retired heavy machinery operator. He worked for Elmo Greer, Ruby Construction, Hayden Brothers, and many others through the years.

Besides his wife, he is survived by:

Three sisters and one brother: Eula Ford; Velma Martin and her husband, Marvin; Imogene Hayes; and Dale Emerson, all of Campbellsville

Five brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law: Carper Hayes of Campbellsville; Jim Allen of Indianapolis; Bob Allen and his wife, Virginia, of Indianapolis; Dean Allen and his wife, Tracy, of Leitchfield; Danny “Pete” Allen of Leitchfield; Rebecca Emory and her fiancé, Ron, of Arizona; Tonda Cooper of Indianapolis; Brenda Branch and her husband, Rick, of Indianapolis; and Phyliss Lee and her husband, Brian, of Indianapolis

Wayne was preceded in death by:

One son, Russell Dewayne Emerson

One sister, Leona Hayes

Two brothers-in-law: Buford Hayes and Billy Ford

VISITATION: Monday, October 30th, 2023 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Auberry Funeral Home in downtown Campbellsville.

FUNERAL: Monday, October 30th, 2023 at 1:00 pm at Auberry Funeral Home in downtown Campbellsville with burial to follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

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Monday, October 30, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Campbellsville Memorial Gardens

700 Old US 68, Campbellsville, KY 42718

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