Eldon Cecil Emanuel was born October 22, 1928 in Goodrich, Texas the son of Roy Andy and Lucille Frances (Stokes) Emanuel. He went to his Heavenly reunion on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at the age of 89.
Eldon served in the U.S. Army during WWII, Korea and Vietnam retiring in 1969 as a Master Sergeant. After retirement, he and his family moved to Lawton, OK where he taught at the Great Plains Area Vo-Tech School retiring in 1994. He was a long time member of the D.A.V.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother and four sisters.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Johanna Stadler Emanuel, whom he married July 11, 1956 in Germany; his daughter, Ursula Britt and her husband, Fred of Oklahoma City; his sons, David Emanuel and his wife Julie of Tulsa and Richard Emanuel and his wife, DuAnn of Cheyenne, WY; three sisters, Marie Pepper of Smithville, TX, Vivian McPeters and Thelma Hinton both of Buchanan Dam, TX; his five grandchildren, Elysabeth Britt, Andy Britt, Jennifer Wilson, Jacob Emanuel and Jillian Emanuel; his great grandchildren, Kaylee Britt, Hayden Britt, Izabella Britt, Ethan Britt, Jackson Emanuel, Audrianna Britt, Hunter Wilson and Bellamy Wilson.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 5th, at Vondel Smith Mortuary North, 13125 N. MacArthur Blvd.. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 6th in the Vondel Smith Mortuary North Chapel. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the Ft. Sill National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517. www.woundedwarriorprojection.org