Lt. Col. Homer Ray

Empey (Ret.)

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Lt. Col. Homer Ray Empey (Ret.)

Aug 24 1918 - Aug 15 2004

Lt. Col. Homer Ray Empey (Ret.), age 85, of Allen, Texas passed away August 15, 2004, in McKinney, Texas. He was born August 24, 1918, in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Homer Rhodes and Mable (Robinson) Empey. On May 3, 1947, he married Jeanette Empey in Columbia, South Carolina. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II. Lt. Col. Empey retired from the Army after 22 years of service to his country. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Empey of Allen; sons, Ryan Empey and wife, Barbara of Lucas, Texas and Michael Empey and wife, Theresa of Allenk; daughter, Carol Cook of San Antonio, Texas; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; brothers, Gary Empey and wife, Marva of Blackfoot, Idaho and Garth Empey and wife, Lorraine of Clearfield, Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents; and 1 sister. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 19, 2004, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2801 Eldorado Parkway, McKinney, Texas 75070 with Bishop Jeff Eliason officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
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