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Charles "Tom" Emmerich, 79, of California, Mo., passed away on Friday, July 15, 2011, at the California Care Center. He was born January, 11, 1932, the son of Paul and Lenora (Williams) Emmerich whom preceded him in death. He was married on December, 8, 1978, in Kansas City, Missouri to Charlene Vaughan whom preceded him in death on September 30, 2006. He retired as an engineer for U.S. Gypsum. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tipton, Mo. Tom enjoyed reading westerns, spending time with family and eating at the Nic Nac CafÈ. Survivors include three sons, Danny Emmerich and wife Betty of California, Mo., Bruce Emmerich and wife Jana of Lincloln, Mo. and Rick Emmerich and wife Teresa of Versailles, Mo.; one daughter, Patty Turpin and husband Kerry of Sedalia, Mo.; one step-son, Gary Hofstetter and wife Karen of the state of Colorado; three step-daughters, Sheri Edwards and Jayna Hofstetter, both of Columbia, Mo. and Lynda Patterson with husband Tom of Tenn.; two brothers, Donald Emmerich of California, Mo. and Richard Emmerich of the state of Arkansas; 22 granchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by one son, Larry Emmerich, also one brother and one sister. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at the Bowlin -Cantriel Funeral Services. Officiating will be the Rev. Paul Posey. Burial will be at Hickman Cemetery in Clarksburg, Mo. Visitation was from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Monday, July, 18, 1011, at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society C/O Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak St. California, MO 65018. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services California, Mo. www.bowlincantriel.com
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