Gordon Keith Emmert, 77, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Greenwood.
He was born on Feb. 7, 1939, in Columbus to Carl and Rowena (Roach) Emmert.
He married Barbara G. (Russell) on April 29, 1967. She lovingly survives. Also surviving are children, Curt Emmert, Kerry Emmert Stahl (Jason) and Doran Emmert (fiancé, Lauren Fry); grandchildren, Lucas Emmert, Shelly Emmert, Josh Emmert, Jerrod Emmert, Tia McMurray, Mark McMurray, Anthony Kelsay, Adrian Berry, Savannah Emmert and Szarah Emmert; six great grandchildren; one sister, Marie Williams; and beloved mother-in-law, Irene Russell.
He was preceded in passing by his parents; daughter, Tammy McMurray; and two sisters and two brothers.
He was a graduate of Columbus High School and the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Gordon was a veteran of the United States Navy.
He was a police officer, retiring after many years of dedicated service from the Greenwood Police Department where he was a road commander, swat team commander, undercover and homicide detective and worked with the D.A.R.E. program. He was also a former chief of police at New Whiteland Police Department. After retirement from the police department, Gordon worked for G.K. Optical, which he truly enjoyed, for several years.
Gordon was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the National Rifle Association. He was a former Mason.
Mayor Mark Myers will conduct a Celebration of Gordon’s Life at 11 a.m. Friday at Flinn and Maguire, 2898 North Morton Street, (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens where military honors and police honors will be conducted.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mark McMurray College Fund, c/o Forum Credit Union.
Online condolences may be received at www.flinnmaguire.net