Roy Arthur Lindberg Emslie

| January 30, 2017

USFlagSunlightHC1311_X_300_C_YRoy Arthur Lindberg Emslie, age 91, of West Lafayette passed from this life Sunday, January 29, 2017, at his home.

He was born May 27, 1925 in the family home in Coshocton County to the late Charles Emslie of Scotland and Fannie (Stubbs) Emslie of England. He married Eleanor Stingel (deceased) of West Lafayette on June 6, 1948. He is survived by three daughters: Carol, married to Phillip Duren of Lutz, Florida; Linda, married to John Gibson; and Lori Emslie, both of West Lafayette. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. He was born seventh of eight children and is preceded in death by three sisters, Violet Knox, Joyce Scott and Delores Losego, and four brothers, Gordon, Vernon, Glenn and Donald Emslie.

Roy graduated from West Lafayette High School in 1943. He served during World War II in the South Pacific for three years in the Navy on a destroyer named the U.S.S. Conway. He kept a detailed journal during that time of daily happenings aboard this ship where he was assigned as a sight setter when radar failed, and as a range finder operator for the benefit of firing five inch guns and 40 mm guns at distant targets. He left the Navy after the war with the rank of Fire Controlman, Third Class V-6.

He was an automobile mechanic for Olinger Oldsmobile Motor Sales for 31 years, Stone Motor Sales and Buckeye Motor Sales. Roy worked as a carpenter for Conkel Brothers, as a salesman/repairman for the Singer Sewing Machine Company, and as a custodian in the Ridgewood School District. He enjoyed beekeeping and gardening, and was an accomplished cabinet maker and wood carver later in life having made many pieces enjoyed by his family.

Services will be held on Friday, February 3rd at 2:00 p.m. with visitation from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Addy Funeral Home in Newcomerstown.  Minister John Gibson and Phillip Duren are officiating. Burial will follow at Fairfield Cemetery in West Lafayette with military honors by the Coshocton County Veterans Honor Guard.

Donations may be made to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas, 716 Commercial Avenue S.W., New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

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