Vernon Lee “Cotton” Emerson, 85

Published 8:52 am Friday, June 23, 2023

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Vernon Lee “Cotton” Emerson, age 85, of Somerset, KY, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at Somerset Nursing and Rehab.

Vernon was born on August 3, 1937 in Casey County, KY to the late Jesse Dee Emerson and Lucy Floyd Emerson. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Air Force. Vernon retired from General Electric in Somerset, KY. He enjoyed farming, fishing and woodwork.

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He is survived by one son, Joel (Rebekah) Emerson of Noblesville, IN; three grandchildren, Ethan Emerson, Alan Emerson and Carol Emerson; one sister, Mary Lou (Blaine) Griffin of Eubank; a special niece and nephew who were like a son and daughter, Danny Hixson and Gretta Griffin; several nieces and nephews; and other family members.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Arnold Emerson, Homer Emerson and Ray Emerson; and two sisters, Orlena Wall and Grace Hixson.

Visitation will be on Thursday, June 22, 2023 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

His funeral service will be held on Friday, June 23, 2023 at 10:00am at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Rev. Tracy Valentine officiating. Burial will be at Double Springs Cemetery in Waynesburg, KY.

The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to God’s Food Pantry.

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website;

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Vernon Emerson.