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April 21, 2014

William D. “Bill” Embrey Sr.

82; Clarksville

Funeral services for William D. “Bill” Embrey Sr. “Cid, Hawkeye, Dr. Bill, Big Bad Bill, Coach,” 82, Clarksville, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 24, at Kraft Funeral Service, Charlestown Road Chapel, New Albany, with private burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany. He died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Providence Retirement Home, New Albany.

 He was born July 23, 1931 in New Albany to the late Floyd and Norma Weisenberger Embrey. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and retired after 42 years as general foreman of the composing room at the Courier-Journal. He was a 50 year member of the Clarksville Masonic Lodge 40, a McCulloch Volunteer Fireman, a Metro United Way and Crusade for Children volunteer, a founding member and past president of Clarksville Little Generals Football and Basketball and Jeffersonville Youth Basketball League, a longtime coach at McCulloch, River Valley, Clarksville High School, and the YMCA. He loved fishing and spending time at Patoka Lake. He was happiest when making others happy and made it easy to believe in the good in everyone because he believed it himself.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Mary Anne Embrey; children, Sue Ann Stone, and William D. “Chip” Embrey Jr. and his wife, Allison; grandchildren, Chris Corbett, Brittany Baker and her husband, Ty, Ryan, Christopher, and Daniel Stone, and Trey and Erin Embrey; and great-grandchildren, Blake Corbett and Chandler and Eli Baker.           

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Lance Embrey.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 10 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

The family would like to especially thank Dr. Ismail and the caregivers at Wellstone and Providence.

Contributions in his memory may be made to: Alzheimer's Association P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011.

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