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Emery H. Pursley, Jr., 65, of Sweetwater, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014 in Abilene. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Pursley was born Feb. 23, 1949, in Sweetwater. He married Margarita Rocha on Feb. 11, 1971, in Scurry County.
Emery lived in Sweetwater most of his life and was a member of Avondale Baptist Church. He was a United States Navy veteran. He worked as a bookkeeper and also as a collection agent.
Survivors include his wife, Margarita Pursley of Sweetwater; daughters, Valerie Rowden of Mineral Wells and Sherrie Torres of San Angelo; son, James Pursley of San Angelo; sisters, Donna Smith and husband Lewis of Sweetwater and Anna Cowan of Sweetwater; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emery H. Sr., and Veta (Sheppard) Pursley; brother and sister-in-law Wayne H. Pursley and Tracey, both on Nov. 10, 1993; and a sister, Mary Anderson.