Emmett Childers, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at the age of 93. A native of Lawrenceville, raised in Porterdale and loved the city, Mr. Childers proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II, after graduating high school. He continued to stay in the reserves leading him to serve the Korean War as well. Mr. Childers was a member of Parkwood Hills Baptist Church, the Lions Club in Decatur, the Elks Club in Covington, and retired from General Motors in 1976 after many dedicated years. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Frances Childers; parents, Emmett Childers, Sr. (Lizzie).
Survivors include his daughter, Vicki Rowe (Doug); grandchildren, Jason Rowe, Andy Rowe; great-grandchildren, Kensley, Emma, Eli, Cash, Rion, Sailor; sister, Wynette Thompson; brother, Richard “Ludie” Childers (Joyce); as well as several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service for Mr. Childers will be held Saturday, July 3, 2021, 11:00 A.M., at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Pastor Lynn Williamson officiating and interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park. Friends are invited to visit with the family at the funeral home, Friday, July 2, from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
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