Donald Ray Emenhiser went to his eternal home on January 8, 2019 at the age of 75. Don was born July 3, 1943, in Brooklyn, Arkansas, to Delmer and Nora (Nelms) Emenhiser. He graduated from Port Huron High School. Don moved to Charlotte in 1962. He worked in construction and owned a business with his brother, Emenhiser's Builders. Don married Anna Belle (Fraley) in 1989.
On most Friday and Saturday evenings you would find Don playing cards with many friends. He was quite competitive when it came to card games. Don and Anna loved to travel. During the summer they would enjoy working in the garden so they would have lots to can for winter. Fall also brought hunting season which was a favorite as well. Most importantly Don loved family gatherings.
Don was preceded in death by his father, Delmer, mother, Nora and brother-in-law, Jerry Dunn. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Anna Belle, son, Donald (Jaimie) Emenhiser, daughters, Michele (Scott) Snyder, Rebecca (Arnold) Dolman and Barbara (Steven Cook) Emenhiser. Don is also survived by Anna's children who all dearly loved him as their dad as well, Kimberly (Danny Deater) Marple, James (Angel Hollister) Baker and Shane (Sherri Rinard) Baker. Brothers, James (Nancy) Emenhiser, Gary (Sharon) Emenhiser and sisters, Linda Dunn, Patricia (Lee) Woodhams and Gloria (Ed) DeLong. Don has 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
A celebration of Don's life will be held Saturday, January 12 at 3:00 p.m. at Charlotte Church of Christ, 64 VanSickle Drive, Charlotte. Family will receive friends before service at 2:00 p.m.