Emerson H. Pepper, 89, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at Bayhealth Medical Center/ Milford Memorial in Milford, Del. He was born in Selbyville, son of the late Homer Pepper and Emily Marie (Pusey) Pepper.
Pepper graduated from Greenbriar Military School in West Virginia. He had been a general manager at the former H&H Poultry in Selbyville. He later sold real estate and was a member of the Realtor association. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Selbyville and a former member of the Rotary Club.
Pepper was preceded in death by his son, Emerson H. Pepper Jr.; his wife, Mary McCabe Pepper; in 2000; and a brother, Hance J. Pepper. He is survived by a daughter, Emily M. Morris and her husband, Steve, of Selbyville; three sisters, Elizabeth McCabe of Bishopville, Md., Mary Lou Johnson of Selbyville and Jeanne Moore of Newark, Del.; and two grandchildren, Matthew J. Thomas and Chloe M. Morris.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Red Men’s Cemetery in Selbyville, Del. Afterward, friends are being invited to Roxana Fire Hall for a celebration of Pepper’s life. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Delaware Veterans Home; 100 Delaware Veterans Blvd.; Milford, DE 19963. Condolences may be sent online at www.bishophastingsfh.com.