Emerson D. “Emmy” Haines, Jr., age 74, of Niles, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from an extended illness and has gone home to be with our Lord and Savior.
His life began November 23, 1946 in Williamsville, Michigan, the oldest of three children born to Emerson and Vivian Haines, Sr. He married Lois Jean Lawson August 20, 1967 in Cassopolis, Michigan.
Emmy served honorably in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1969. He was combat in Viet Nam as a Sergeant and squad leader. Emmy was awarded three Bronze Star medals, the Vietnam Campaign medal, the Air medal, and the National Defense Service medal. After returning from his military service, he worked as a tool and die maker until his retirement in 2010.
Emmy will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by wife of almost fifty-five years, Lois Haines of Niles; one daughter, Lisa (Mike) Simpson, Sr.; four grandchildren, Michael Simpson, Jr., Montana (Landon) Hill, Dakota Haines, Breanne Haines; five great grandchildren, Avery Wojys, Bentley Wojys, Maverick Hill, Indy Haines, Dallas Haines; one sister, Patricia Goens of Niles; two nieces, Renee Daniels, Sheri (Rodney) Wilson; and two nephews, Dean (Dawn) Lawson, Damon Lawson. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Emerson D. Haines, III; and one sister, Kathy Lawson.
Emmy will be laid to rest beside his parents in a private family ceremony in Community Chapel Cemetery in Calvin Township, Michigan when he will be accorded Military Honors.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.