Published: August 13, 2015
William Ralph Emery, age 73, of Rogers, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2015. Ralph was born on November 5, 1941 in Dallas, Texas. He attended school at SMU and served in the military. For nearly 30 years he was the loving husband of Kim Emery; he is also survived by his children, Kevin Emery, Lisa Roe, Neldalourene and Jason Fox, Mary and Clay Simpson, Whitney and Wesley Hunt; his four grandchildren, Haley Roe, Stella and Eden Fox, Weston Hunt and by his three brothers, Richard, Bob and Joe Emery.
Ralph was a pioneer in the early VIP and corporate aircraft completion industry, starting with his father at Executive Aircraft Services in Dallas. He and his brother Richard founded K.C. Aviation and later Ralph served as Executive Vice President with Jack Prewitt and Associates. He and his wife Kim then formed Aviation Concepts, becoming a premier aircraft design, consulting and acquisition company serving heads of state, royalty and Fortune 500 companies. Ralph also worked with the Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce and was a highly sought after aviation legal advisor.
Ralph and Kim recently retired and moved to their home in Rogers, Arkansas where home cooked meals and his favorite desserts were served daily. He celebrated life with family and friends while he enjoyed golfing, music and his favorite slot machines. He was lucky in life and lucky in love. Ralph was a great husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and brother and a loving caring man who helped many over his lifetime.
The family suggests memorial contributions to: My Destiny Foundation Inc, 62 State Road, North Dartmouth, Mass. 02747. www.mydestiny-us.com.isitation will be Friday, August 14 from 10:00-11:30 am and the Funeral Service will be at 11:30 am at Hunt Chapel, 5930 Wallis Road, Rogers, Arkansas with interment to follow. Arrangements are under the care of Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers. Condolences may be expressed at www.RollinsFuneral.com
Ralph had an on time departure. He kicked the tires, lit the fires and landed safely at the Pearly Gates.