Memorial services for Pastor Jackie Dan Emert, age 77, will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at Grace Bible Church in Georgetown, Texas. Pastor Jack passed away peacefully on Jan. 22, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family.
He is survived by his seven children: four daughters, Terry Barfield and husband Frank of Houston, Marie Pope and husband Scott, Tammy Porter and fiancé Andy Scott all of Georgetown, and Jackquenett Goetz and husband Cary of Thorndale; three sons, Lee Hardin and Paul Hardin both of Georgetown and Richard Emert and wife Lynda of Hendrix, Okla. He is also survived by two sisters, Linnie Mae Stone, his twin sister Jo Ann Jones, both of Madisonville, and by three brothers, Nolan Emert of Madisonville, Coy Emert of Waco and Wayne Emert of Spring. He was blessed with 20 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pastor Jack was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty Joyce Emert; sisters, Vivian Louise Hardwick and Dora Mae Emert; a brother, Neylan Frank Emert, and great-grandsons, Tyler Lane Stinson and Matthew Ryan Melancon.
Pastor Jack was born Nov. 25, 1939, in the Elwood Community at Midway to Styres D. Emert and Frankie Mae Matthews Emert. He lived in Georgetown 37 years and worked the last 29 years at Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) in Austin where he personally touched many lives.
Pastor Jack will be best remembered for being a faithful servant of the Lord He loved God with all his heart, mind, and soul. He ministered to many. You could always feel that he was content and happy in His presence as he whistled while he worked. He nurtured and communicated the love of the Lord for everyone. He was grounded in grace and passionate about prayer. He was a cornerstone of the family. He was beloved and will be missed. The family takes comfort in knowing that he is celebrating with Heavenly angels.
The family would like to thank Hospice Austin for their compassionate and loving care in his final days.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to His Hill Ministries at 611 Meadowbrook Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628. All donations will be used towards future ministries to continue his work for the Lord.