James L. Emerson (Capt. Jim) of Port St. Joe, Fl. passed away peacefully Sunday, December 25, 2012 after a brief illness. Jim was born December 31, 1955. Jim served in the U.S. Army and was the owner of Emerson’s Heating and Cooling, Inc. of Port St. Joe. Jim was an active member of the American Legion Post 116 and served as the First-Vice Commander for 2012. Jim was also an avid supporter of many American Legion fund raisers for the Covenant Hospice and “Friends of the Chester C. Sims Veterans Home”. In particular he was the main organizer of the “Roctoberfest Music Festival” held in Port St Joe the past three years to raise funds for these organizations.
A memorial service will be held on January 26, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern at the VFW Post 10069 in Highland View, Fl. All friends and family are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Covenant Hospice of Panama City, FL, or “Friends of the Chester C. Sims Veterans Home” in Calloway, Fl. in Jim Emerson’s name. Jim will always be remembered as Mr.” Roctoberfest” for his charitable contributions and will be greatly missed by family and many friends.