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Norman Arlo Emmert
May 19, 1939 ~ August 17, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Norman Arlo Emmert, 84, of Smithville passed from this life on August 16, 2023.
Norman was known by many nicknames: Norm, Butterbean, Bean, and to his nieces and nephews, Uncle Shorty. He was born May 19, 1939, in Aiken, MN to his parents, the late, Lawrence and Louise Winters Emmert. After graduating from Montevideo High School in 1957, Norman served his country in the Air Force from 1958 to 1962. While he was stationed at the base in Smyrna, TN, he was introduced to Mackie Ann Martin. They were married March 30, 1963, and resided in Smithville. He retired from Mallory Controls in Sparta and spent many years farming at their home and serving as a member of Smithville Church of Christ. During his retirement years, Norman was an avid supporter of the DeKalb County High School sports teams, and especially the Tigerette softball program where many home runs were rewarded by their biggest fan.
In addition to his parents, Norman was preceded in death by his wife: Mackie Ann Emmert; Siblings: Ray Emmert, Ramona Larson, Eugene Emmert, Donald Emmert and Rose Margaret Emmert.
Norman is survived by his daughters Andria (Thomas) Turner of Madison, AL and Norma Lynn Emmert of Smithville, sister-in-law Thelma Martin of Smithville, along with several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Norman will be held 2:PM Sunday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Dan Gulley officiating and burial to follow in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Saturday from 3:PM until 6:PM and Sunday 1:PM until the time of service at 2:PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the DeKalb County Tigerette Softball program, Smithville Church of Christ Work Camp fund, or your favorite Veteran's Organization.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff of Smithville NHC and Gentiva Hospice for their excellent care and support in Norman’s later years. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.