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Frank Junior "Uncle Buck" Emerson
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Obituary for Frank Junior "Uncle Buck" Emerson

Frank Junior “Uncle Buck” Emerson, 83, of Dry Fork, Va., passed from this life on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at his residence. He was born April 30, 1934, in Pittsylvania County, Va. to the late Lessie Holley Emerson and the late William Aylor Emerson. Mr. Emerson was married for 62 years to the love of his life, Mildred Wallace Emerson, who survives. His passions in life were farming, fishing, raising watermelons and cantaloupes, and encouraging Clarence, Jr. Mr. Emerson was a past member of Mt. Hermon Vol. Fire Dept., and he was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church, where he previously served on several committees.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Emerson is survived by his sisters, Margaret E. Hylton, Nell E. Crowder, and Frances E. Allen; his brothers, William Emerson and Ray Emerson; his special nephew, Clarence Emerson, Jr. and wife, Robin; as well as special grandchildren, Amanda E. Smotherman, and husband, Will, Dannielle E. Cooper and husband, Zane, and Nick Emerson and wife, Chasity; special great grandchildren, Nicole Emerson, Alexandra Smotherman, Olivia Smotherman, Harley Emerson, Kelsie Emerson, Ella Smotherman, Cody Emerson and Baby Cooper.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Emerson was predeceased by his sister, Nora E. Evans and his brothers, James Emerson and Clarence Emerson.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Norris Mt. Hermon Chapel with Rev. Timothy Barth officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, at the funeral home prior to the service, and at other times at the residence.

The family would like to extend sincere thanks to special caregivers, Steve and David Lewis and Dennis Wallace.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request memorial donations be made to the Hopewell UMC Building Fund, 4585 Dry Fork Road, Dry Fork, VA 24549 ( or Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer Assoc., 223 Riverview Dr., Suite J, Danville, VA 24541 (

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Emerson family. Online condolences may be made at

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540





3:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540

Cemetery Details


Highland Burial Park

3049 North Main Street
Danville, VA 24540

Memorial Contribution

Hopewell United Methodist Church

4585 Dry Fork Road
Dry Fork, VA 24549
Building Fund

Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer Association, Inc.

223 Riverview Drive, Suite J
Danville, VA 24541
Building Fund

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