William “Bill” Embrey, 83, of Union Star, MO, passed away Friday, November 20, 2020 at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, MO. Bill was born on July 1, 1937 in Oregon, MO to Everett Earl and Geneva Viola (Springs) Embrey. Bill liked to travel and visit family and friends. He also liked to fish and color. Bill was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints since 1991 and was very involved in the church. He is preceded in death by his parents; great-grandson Ethan McKown; and his first wife Ruth Goodlet Embrey. Bill is survived by his wife, Rhoda, of the home; children Teresa Taylor of Excelsior Springs, MO, Billy (Carmen) Embrey of Tulsa, OK, Mike (Peggy) Couchman of Fritch, TX, Kim (David) Cooper of Cassville, MO, and Cindy Boydston of Savanah, MO; 12 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; 9 great great grandchildren; sisters Betty (Stan) Crockett of Bullshead City, AZ and Ann Embrey Brooks of Rockport, MO; brothers Richard Embrey of Tarkio, MO and Bobby (Sandra) Embrey of Goodyear, AZ; and numerous extended family and friends. A visitation will be held on Friday, November 27, 2020 from 10 am – 12 noon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 7 N. Carriage Dr., St. Joseph, MO. Funeral service will be at 12 noon, followed by interment at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Weston, MO. Masks and social distancing will be required. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to a charity of your choice.
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