MEMPHIS, Tenn. — James Lloyd Embry, 59, passed away at his mother’s home on August 17, 2012, surrounded by his family.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Jennifer Lovett Embry; son, Jeffrey Logan Embry; mother, Charlena Embry; brother, Mike Embry; mother-in-law, Freda Lovett; sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Bill Nelson of Paducah; and numerous other family members.
Jim was born to Bert and Charlena Embry on February 10, 1953, in Springfield, Ill., and lived in various places before settling in Memphis, Tenn., in 1968. Jim graduated from Wooddale High School in Memphis, Freed-Hardeman College, and Christian Brothers College. He entered the Methodist Hospital radiology training program in 1976 and was employed by the hospital upon graduation. Jim remained with Methodist in various positions and was the Director of Radiology for Methodist-LeBonheur Healthcare-Germantown at the time of his death. Jim was a faithful member of the Germantown Church of Christ, where he served as a deacon.
Jim was a devoted father, husband, son, and brother who enjoyed model railroading and loved his Methodist Healthcare family.
Visitation was Tuesday, August 21, 2012, from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at Germantown Church of Christ. Burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family has identified three charities that they feel would honor Jim’s memory: The Lustgarten Foundation (Cure Pancreatic Cancer), 1111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714 1-866-789-1000 www.lustgarten.org; The Tennessee Children’s Home, 170 Frank Latham Road, Pinson, TN 38366 1-731-989-7335 www.tennesseechildrens home.org; or Methodist Healthcare Foundation (Methodist Hospice Service), P.O. Box 42048, Memphis, TN 38174 1-901-516-0500 www.methodisthealth.org.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, “Behind the stone wall”, 901-767-8930. Condolences may be offered at www.MemorialParkOnline.com