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Dwight Thomas Emory

Posted By Hall-Wynne On December 16, 2012 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

Dwight Thomas Emory, 65, died on Sunday, December 16, 2012. Dwight, a Durham native, was born to Walter Thomas and Alma Daniel Emory on May 31, 1947.

Dwight graduated from Southern High School in 1965, and worked for Wright machine prior to joining the Navy in 1966. He served active as well as reserve duty until 1972. Dwight had a number of skills and interests. He had a love and passion for music with the uncanny ability to play any instrument he put his hands on. He also enjoyed his time being part of St. Philip’s and tending to his gardening activities at home. Dwight worked at Durham Regional Hospital as maintenance supervisor for over forty years.

Dwight is survived by his wife Caroline Emory of the home, son Daniel Tyson Emory, daughter Anna Elizabeth Rosati. as well as his two sisters Jean Emory PateOtis and Jo Ann Emory ThomasEddie, grandchildren Elijah Kien Emory, Elyse Marie Emory, Logan Linley Rosati, Delaney Dell Rosati. He also had step grandchildren Camden King, Savannah King, Trevor Lindner, Callen Lindner, from his step daughter Jennifer King as well as step sons Carl and Ralph Lindner. He was preceded in death by his brother James Brent Emory.

A Funeral Service will be offered 2:00 PM Friday, December 21, 2012 from St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 403 E. Main Street, Durham, NC 27701. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.

Friends may visit from 6:00 – 8:00 on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27701.

The Emory family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham. Online memorials, www.hallwynne.com select obituaries.


Condolences for the family of “Dwight Thomas Emory”

Condolence from Pat Conway on December 18th, 2012 12:00 am

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Dwight since we were both at Watts Hospital until he retired from Durham Regional. He was a gentle, kindhearted man and deeply loved by all of us that knew him. I know he is with his Lord and I look forward to seeing him again someday.

Condolence from James Amos on December 18th, 2012 12:00 am

Soory to hear about Dwight. We had work together since Watts Hospital. We both was part of the start of the Credit Union. The family is in my prayers

Condolence from Debbie High on December 18th, 2012 12:00 am

I have known Dwight for several years he was a Board Member at the Credit Union that I worked at. He was a great person and always had an ear for us when we needed someone to talk to. He will be missed by all! You and your family are all in our thoughts and prayers!

Condolence from William McCoy on December 18th, 2012 12:00 am

I appreciate and will miss Dwight’s friendship that we shared as members of GPCU Board. May the Lord be your refuge and strength.

William McCoy

Condolence from Phyllis Hobby Loya on December 18th, 2012 12:00 am

I wanted to extend my sincerest condolences to Dwight’s family and friends on the loss of Dwight. I went to school with him at Oak Grove and Southern High. He was always a nice guy. I pray for solace for his family.

Condolence from F. David Kearns on December 18th, 2012 12:00 am

Condolences to the family of Dwight Emory. I’ve worked with him during his 40 year tenure at Durham Regional and also on the Board of Greater Piedmont Credit Union. He will be sorely missed.

Condolence from Mickey Harris on December 19th, 2012 12:00 am

My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. I had the pleasure of working with Dwight at DRH. He will be missed dearly by those who knew him. May God be with you all.

Condolence from Harriet C.Davis on December 19th, 2012 12:00 am

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I worked with Dwight at DRH for many years. He will be missed by many.

Condolence from Sylvia Taliaferro on December 20th, 2012 12:00 am

I worked with Dwight for many years at DRH. He was a kind and gentle man with much love and concern for his family and co-workers. It saddens me to hear of his death. May he rest in peace now with no worries and pain. God, please comfort the family he leaves behind, and welcome Dwight into Heaven.

Condolence from Yolanda Smith on December 20th, 2012 12:00 am

Caroline and Family our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of grief. We will always be here for you.
Yolanda Smith, NMO and All of Your Colleagues at Duke Raleigh Hospital Gen/Surg-5th Floor

Condolence from Deborah Billingsley on December 21st, 2012 12:00 am

My prayers are with the family of Dwight. I know words can’t express how much you will miss him. I worked with Dwight at DRH. I enjoyed all our conversations and beleived he had a profound way of thinking. He truly fought the good fight of faith. May God Bless and keep you all.

Condolence from Tracy Delius on December 24th, 2012 12:00 am

I am so sorry to hear of Dwight’s passing. I have many fond memories of the Emory family at St. Philips. Your family is in my thoughts.

Condolence from Holly Wall Cotton on January 11th, 2013 12:00 am

Words cannot express my grief at hearing of Dwight’s death way too soon. My heart goes out to his wife, children, grandchildren and siblings and I offer my condolences to all. Dwight served on the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal, during the Vietnam war, during one of the worst naval disasters in US history. I remember well all the years I knew him. Dwight has *never* been forgotten by me. I am heartbroken and pray for the family’s grief at the loss of such a wonderful, good, good man.

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