Emerson Foreman Sr.

July 31, 1917 ‒ January 10, 2013

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Emerson Howard Foreman Sr., age 95, of Mount Vernon passed away on Sunday morning, January 6, 2013 at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky. He was born on July 31, 1917 in Mount Victory, son of the late Francis and Leah Foreman and was raised in the children’s home in Marysville.

Emerson is survived by daughters, Carol Junkin of Westerville and Tresa Winter of Mount Vernon; son Emerson Foreman Jr. of Howard; 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

Emerson was preceded in death by his wife, Hattie Virginia (Smith) Foreman; daughter, Barbara Jean Piatt; and grandson, Eric Piatt.

He was drafted into the Army and served in Cavite, Batangas Province and the Philippines. After being discharged from the service, he opened a body shop in Homer where he lived for several years. In 1961, he bought a house and garage on Mount Vernon Ave. in Mount Vernon where he ran Foreman’s Body Shop until his retirement. He loved his hobbies of building race cars, inventing magic tricks, putting on magic shows and playing golf. He was the founder of the Mount Vernon Drag Strip, Pacemakers and was involved in its operation and served as its President for many years.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2012 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd., Mount Vernon with Pastor Marvin Haught officiating. Military honors will be held at the funeral home following the funeral service. A private burial service will be held in Saint Johns Cemetery near Mount Vernon.

Private expressions of sympathy may be sent to family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Emerson Howard Foreman Sr.