Posted on Sep 26, 2012 - 01:47 PM

Emile Joseph Plante Jr., 91, of New Kent and formerly of Faber, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at the Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville.

Born Nov. 10, 1920 in New Hampshire, he was a son of the late Emile J. Plante Sr. and Lucy Fairbanks Plante. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife, Elizabeth Rose Murchie Plante.

He was a World War II Navy veteran and a retired machinist from Reynolds Metals with over 20 years of service. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church at New Kent and a member of Rockfish Masonic Lodge 108 AF&AM.

He is survived by his son, Donald W. Plante of New Kent; two daughters, Mary Jane Conkling of Gloucester, and Judith B. Burke of Mechanicsville; one sister, Hattie Copeland of Richmond; eight grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at 12 noon at Mt. Shiloh Baptist Church in Faber with Pastor Jim Wilson and Pastor Bob Lane officiating with interment in the Rock Spring Cemetery at Faber.

The family will receive friends at the church one hour before time of service and suggests that memorials take the form of contributions to the Nelson Co. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 44, Faber, Va. 22938 or the Mt. Shiloh Baptist Church, 614 Shiloh Loop, Faber, Va. 22938.

Funeral arrangements by Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel of Lovingston (434-263-4097).