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John Motley Morehead Moe Emmett, Jr.

John Motley Morehead Moe Emmett, Jr.
  • June 5, 1933 - December 11, 2014
  • Gloucester Point, Virginia

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“He'll always be "Mr. Emmett" to me. In 1985 he promoted me from locomotive engineer in Richmod to Road Foreman of Engines in Clifton Forge with...Read More »
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“John hired me as a Trainmaster in Richmond Virginia when I was 23. He took a chance on me and I have always been grateful. He taught me a lot...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: David Sellers - Chicago, IL

“John, thanks for the memories we had, fishing, railroading or just a couple of beers. It all started back in the 60s at the Spare Building in...Read More »
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Gloucester Point: John "Moe" Motley Morehead Emmett, Jr. was born in Clifton Forge, Virginia on June 5, 1933 and departed this life on December 11, 2014. He is enjoying hunting and fishing in the heavenly skies. John attended Episcopal High in Alexandria and graduated from the Salisbury School in Connecticut. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1957. His career was spent with CSX (Chessie system) beginning in Detroit, Michigan in 1957, then moving to Saginaw, Michigan and next to Charlottesville, Virginia. His career continued in Ashland, Kentucky, Columbus, Ohio and Baltimore, Maryland. He and his family resided in Baltimore for twelve years. He retired from CSX as Vice President in Jacksonville, Florida.
Moe was devoted to his family and friends. His second love in life was the great outdoors, hunting and fishing being his greatest passions. He was an active Episcopalian and a current member of Abingdon Episcopal Church. He served on many vestries and financial committees. In addition he was a member of many civic organizations, coached little league, golfed, was gardener extraordinaire, and was highly skilled in the kitchen. Moe was always proud of being a Kentucky Colonel.
Moe was preceded in death by his father and mother Dr. John M. Emmett and Annie Cone Emmett, as well as four sisters; Nancy Little, Elizabeth Plumley, Dr. Julia Edmunds and Marian Hancock.
He is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn Garrett Emmett (Jackie); his daughter, Candace Blazes and her husband, Joseph with grandson, James living in Chesapeake, Virginia; his son and daughter in law, Drs. John and Margery Emmett with grandchildren, John Emmett, IV and Alexis living in Baltimore, Maryland.
Funeral services officiated by the Reverend Sven vanBaars will be held 1 p.m. Friday, December 19, 2014 at Abingdon Episcopal Church, 4645 George Washington Memorial Highway, White Marsh. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. A reception will be after the service in the church parish house. The family will receive friends Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point.
In memory of Moe memorial gifts may be given to Abingdon Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 82, White Marsh, Virginia 23183 or to a charity of your choice.