David Thomas Emery ’83

David Thomas Emery '83Charlotte native, David Thomas Emery passed away on the evening of August 29, 2017. He was an outstanding athlete, an intellectual, a strong Christian, and a devoted husband and father.

David was born on September 13, 1960 in Charlotte, NC. From a young age, David had natural athletic ability, and he loved sports of all kinds. David was a three sport athlete in football, basketball, and baseball at East Mecklenburg High School.

In his junior year, David started at both Wide Receiver and Free Safety, and he was a part of the East Meck Eagles 1977 State Championship football team.

In 1984, he graduated from Davidson College with a degree in Economics, where he also played second base for the Wildcats baseball team. After graduation, he started his career in Tampa, Florida, working for NCNB, and then with NationsBank Capital Markets. Later in life, David worked as the Investment Manager for the City of Charlotte.

In 1992, David met his soulmate, Angie, and went on to raise three kids, Mariel, Meredith, and Chal. David was a selfless father. He enjoyed sharing his passion for sports with his kids, teaching his two daughters to play tennis and basketball and cheering on his son in soccer.

David brought joy to people’s lives with his witty humor, big laugh, loyal friendship, and admirable ambition.

His survivors include his wife of 25 years Angie Emery, his three children, his sister, Ann Wooten and husband, Ronald Wooten, brother, Doug Emery, and nieces and nephews.

He is the son of Margaret Emery and the late Milton Emery.

David’s service will take place at 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Sardis Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice House of Southminster or The Levine Cancer Institute. Online condolences may be made at www.tallentfuneralservice.com

Published in Charlotte Observer on Sept. 1, 2017