Rev. Joseph Troy Emanuel1

Male, #36014, (15 Oct 1907 - 25 Dec 2000)
Father*Thomas Emanuel (s 1877 - )
Mother*Sarah Jane Sampley (s 1879 - )
Birth*15 Oct 1907 Joseph was born at Breckenridge, Stephens Co., Texas, on 15 Oct 1907. 
Marriage*6 Jan 1934 He married Fay Culpepper at Weatherford, Parker Co., Texas, on 6 Jan 1934 at age 26. 
PhotographedJan 1984 He was photographed in Jan 1984 at age 76.
Faye Culpepper & Joseph Emanuel
Death*25 Dec 2000 He died at Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, on 25 Dec 2000 at age 93. 
Biography* EAST PEORIA - The Rev. Joseph T. Emanuel, 93, of 500 Centennial Drive died at 3:50 p.m. Monday, Dec. 25, 2000, at his residence.
Born Oct. 15, 1907, in Weatherford, Texas, to Thomas and Sarah Jane Sampley Emanuel, he married Fay Zoe Culpepper on Jan. 6, 1934, in Weatherford, Texas. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Joseph Jr. (and Barbara) of Peoria; three grandchildren; and one twin brother, James (and Odessa) of Azle, Texas.
He was a graduate of Weatherford Junior College, Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, and Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. He was awarded an honorary doctrine of divinity degree from McMurry College in Abilene, Texas.
He was a retired United Methodist minister, having joined the New Mexico Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1933. In his more than 60 years as a minister, he served churches in Colorado, Texas and New Mexico. Following his retirement in 1974, he served as minister of visitation for Grace United Methodist Church in Alamogordo, N.M., for more than 20 years. He was a member of the New Mexico Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church of
Peoria, where visitation will be one hour before. Rev. Sigurd Bjorklund will officiate. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens.
Cumerford-Endsley-Diggle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Emanuel Scholarship, c/o Grace United Methodist Church, 1206 Greenwood, Alamogordo, NM 88310.
Source: Peoria Journal Star, 12/27/2000, Page B05, Copyright 2000. 


Fay Culpepper (16 Sep 1908 - 31 May 2002)
Last Edited16 Aug 2011


  1. E-mail written 1999-2006 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Joseph T. Emanuel Jr. (#54448), Peoria, Illinois, e-mail address.