John “Moe” Motley Morehead Emmett Jr. of Gloucester Point, was born in Clifton Forge, Va., on June 5, 1933 and departed this life on Dec. 11, 2014.
He is enjoying hunting and fishing in the heavenly skies. John attended Episcopal High in Alexandria and graduated from the Salisbury School in Connecticut. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1957. His career was spent with CSX (Chessie system) beginning in Detroit, Mich., in 1957, then moving to Saginaw, Mich., and next to Charlottesville, Va. His career continued in Ashland, Ky., Columbus, Ohio, and Baltimore, Md. He and his family resided in Baltimore for 12 years. He retired from CSX as Vice President in Jacksonville, Fla.
Moe was devoted to his family and friends. His second love in life was the great outdoors, hunting and fishing being his greatest passions. He was an active Episcopalian and a current member of Abingdon Episcopal Church. He served on many vestries and financial committees. In addition he was a member of many civic organizations, coached Little League, golfed, was gardener extraordinaire, and was highly skilled in the kitchen. Moe was always proud of being a Kentucky Colonel.
Moe was preceded in death by his father and mother, Dr. John M. Emmett and Annie Cone Emmett, as well as four sisters, Nancy Little, Elizabeth Plumley, Dr. Julia Edmunds, and Marian Hancock.
He is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn Garrett Emmett (Jackie); his daughter, Candace Blazes and her husband Joseph, with grandson James living in Chesapeake, Va.; his son and daughter-in-law, Drs. John and Margery Emmett, with grandchildren, John Emmett IV and Alexis living in Baltimore, Md.
Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Sven vanBaars will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at Abingdon Episcopal Church, 4645 George Washington Memorial Highway, White Marsh. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. A reception will be after the service in the church parish house. The family will receive friends Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point.
In memory of Moe, gifts may be given to Abingdon Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 82, White Marsh, Va. 23183 or to a charity of your choice.