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Carl “Old Timer” Emerson, 68, of Logansport, Louisiana, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018, in Logansport.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 18, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jeff Spring officiating.  Interment will follow at O.E. Price Cemetery in Logansport, Louisiana.
 
Mr. Emerson was born February 14, 1950, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Dudleigh Welton Emerson and Lois Clara Smith Emerson.  He graduated high school in 1969.  From May 18, 1970 until May 19, 1978, Mr. Emerson served in the United States Navy.  He later joined the United States Army National Guard. Mr. Emerson was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and camping.  His favorite times were those spent with his family.
 
He is survived by
Sons: 
Vernon Emerson of Washington
William Emerson and wife, Darlene, of Center, Texas
Shelby Emerson and wife, Faith, of Stanley, Louisiana
 
Daughters:
Aletha Samson of Guam
Keisha Byrd and fiancé, Mike Stephens, of Joaquin, Texas
Shaunda Byrd and husband, Dusten, of Joaquin, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Skylar Harvey
Mason Byrd
Lucas Byrd
Wrangler Emerson
Jessie Triana Emerson
Peyton Alford
Valerie Alford
Kamden Emerson
Rechelene Reyes
Reyenaldo Emerson
Kameron Emerson
Kayarra Emerson
Drayven Emerson
Waihett Emerson
Jarrett “JJ” Emerson
Jonavin Emerson
Bobbie Samson
AJ – Andrew Samson
Jake Dean Samson
Marina Davis
Kinder Nunley
Morgan Lovett
 
5 Great Grandchildren
 
Brother: Johnnie L. Emerson and wife, Ida Mae
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family
 
Special Friend: Hugh Chapman and family
 
A host of other friends
 
Preceded in death by
Daughter-in-law: Bernice Emerson
Granddaughter: Annabella Byrd
Parents: Dudleigh Wilton Emerson and Lois Clara Smith Emerson
Sister: Johnnie Brown
Brother-in-law: O.J. Sonny Brown
 
Pallbearers will be Mike Stephens, Bryant Chapman, Cole Chapman, Brandon Byrd, Vernon Emerson and William Emerson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Hugh Chapman, Shelby Emerson and Dusten Byrd.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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