William “Bill” Russell Emery (1954-2023) Marlow, OK

May 25, 2023

William “Bill” Russell Emery, 68, passed away Monday, May 22, 2023, in Duncan.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 25, 2023, at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Marlow, with Matt Chambers officiating. Burial will be in the Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow.

Bill was born Wednesday, July 7, 1954, in Indianapolis, IN, to William R. Sr. and Lois Sutherland (Davenport) Emery. He was a graduate of Howe High School.

Bill lived in Marlow most of his life and retired from ODOT in 2010, worked road construction for T and G Construction, retiring in 2022. He married the love of his life, Deborah Price, on October 23, 1976, in Jacksonville, NC. He and Deborah celebrated more than 46 years of marriage together at the time of his passing. Bill served as a proud member of the USMC from 1972-1976. Bill enjoyed playing racket ball, golfing, and grilling. He loved his family the most and loved spending time with them, especially his grandkids. Bill will be missed by many.

Survivors include wife Deborah of the home, son, Jubal Emery and wife Maria of Marlow, two daughters, Jana Kelly and husband James, and Julie Hollars and husband Grady, both of Marlow, nine grandchildren, Jaylee Griffin, Abby Kelly, Allyson Kelly, Emery Griffin, Casen Emery, Sadie Emery, Adelyn Emery, Hannah Key, and Grady Hollars Jr., brother, Dale Emery and wife Michelle of Indianapolis, IN, and sister, Georgia Ann Dossey and husband John of Clarksville, TN.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter, Sadie Grace Emery, and sister, Molly Sutherland.

Pallbearers will be Jubal Emery, James Kelly, Grady Hollars, Jeff Smith, Ron Roskam, Mike Wilson.

Online condolences may be made to www.CallawaySmithCobb.com