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Lawrence P. Emberton, M.D., Edmonton, KY (1922-2012)

Metcalfe County, KY has lost a giant of its history and South Central Kentucky a beloved family physician. Retiring in 2008, Dr. Emberton's 58 years of practice included the medical services of obstetrics, pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedics, minor surgery, pathology and radiology to the citizens of Metcalfe Co. He also served on the Selective Service Board, as the chairman of the Metcalfe Co. Board of Health and member and chairman of the Edmonton City Council. He was a Deacon, Sunday school teacher, choir and quartet member of the Edmonton Baptist Church. In 2007 he received the Pride in the Profession Award from the American Medical Association, the honor bestowed in Washington DC. He had broad interests. He was also a business owner, farmer and public servant, L.P. lived a life of service and dedication to his family, his profession, his church and his community. He loved classical music, woodworking, studying theology, and collecting pearl handled whittler knives.

Lawrence Pitcock Emberton, 89 died March 22, 2012.

Visitation is 2pm-8 pmCT, Saturday, March 24, 2012, and funeral is Sunday, March 25, 2012, at 2 pmCT at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY.


Lawrence P. Emberton, M.D., Edmonton, KY (1922-2012)

Born September 10, 1922 in Tompkinsviile, Monroe County, KY, he was the son of Milton Garfield "Gee" Emberton and Donna Ester PitcockEmberton. He died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at the age of 89 years, 6 months, and 12 days. .

He graduated from Tompkinsville High School, attended Western Kentucky University, University of Louisville Pharmacy School and Berea College before serving the U .S. Navy and then graduating from the Medical College of South Carolina, where he was a member of Phi Rho Sigma medical fraternity. Internship and residency followed at Fordham University Hospital in Bronx, NY.

In 1950 he married Anita Schlickenrieder and they moved to Edmonton, KY to begin his medical practice.

Retiring in 2008, his 58 years of practice included the medical services of obstetrics, pediatrics, geriatrics, Orthopedics, minor surgery, pathology and radiology to the citizens of Metcalfe Co. He also served on the Selective Service Board, as the chairman of the Metcalfe Co. Board of Health and member and chairman of the Edmonton City Council. He was a Deacon, Sunday school teacher, choir and quartet member of the Edmonton Baptist Church. In 2007 he received the Pride in the Profession Award from the American Medical Association, the honor bestowed in Washington D.C.

Business owner, farmer and public servant, L.P. lived a life of service and dedication to his family, his profession, his church and his community. He loved classical music, Woodworking, studying theology, and collecting pearl handled whittler knives.

L.P. was preceded in death by his parents Gee and Donna, his Wife Anita and his brothers and sisters, John, Clive, Amy Gill, Glidden, Kenneth, Pearline Sims, Ralph, Rodger and Betty, granddaughters Tatum Lindsey and Whitney Emberton and a son in law Kenneth Henry.

He is survived by his children and their families, Karen Emberton and Hannah Clay Henry of Louisville, KY; Julie, Bill, Kelsi and Ember Moran of Lexington, KY; Kevin, Donna, Chris, great grandson Kadin Emberton of Edmonton, KY; Dana Emberton-Tinius, Jim, Chapel, Thomas and Truman Tinius of Bowling Green, KY; Robin, Billy, Piper, Haley and Tessa Lindsey of Glasgow and Alice, Shelton and Paris Feazell of Nashville, TN.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the Edmonton Baptist Church, 208 Dunham St.. Edmonton, KY 42l29 or the American Heart Association.

Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, in charge of arrangements.


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