Emmett  Southard
Emmett F. Southard, age 86, of Joplin, MO, passed away Friday, March 13, 2020. He was born April 27, 1933, in Prosperity, MO, to Forrest and Pauline (Jeans) Southard.
Emmett retired from Atlas Powder. He was a hard-working man who provided for his family and cared for them deeply. He served in the United States Army.
He married Valeria Greninger on December 5, 1955. She survives.
Emmett is also survived by two sons, Dewayne "Buck" Southard and wife, Brenda, Joplin, Kevin Southard and wife, Roxy, Joplin; one daughter, Kelli Funderburk and husband, Mark, Ozark, MO; six grandchildren, Justin Southard, Brian Southard, Kolby Southard, all of Joplin, Kelsy Bentley, Jasper, MO, Stephanie Funderburk, state of Colorado, Bethanie Funderburk, state of Montana; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Carl, Southard; as well as extended family and friends. Emmett was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, John Southard, Don Southard, Bob Southard, Roy Southard; and three sisters, Betty Symack, Shirley Gibbs and Mary Lou Southard.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary chapel. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Fullerton Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory, Joplin.
Published on March 18, 2020


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Darrel Kidd
Mar 25, 2020
I remember him from Atlas Power when I was doing Pest Control at the plant. Good guy.
Dana Scott
Mar 19, 2020
I'm sorry for your loss. I don't really know this side of the family, but my mom is Della Mae (Southard) Vance. My grandpa was Oren Isaac Southard.
John Delzell
Mar 19, 2020
So sorry to hear about Mr Southard. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
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Mar 19, 2020
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Michelle Black
Mar 18, 2020
So sorry for your loss, it was a great pleasure to be able to take care of him and to get to know your family!!