Carl "Old Timer" Emerson, 68 of Logansport

Carl “Old Timer” Emerson, 68, of Logansport, Louisiana, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018, in Logansport.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 18, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jeff Spring officiating.  Interment will follow at O.E. Price Cemetery in Logansport, Louisiana.


Mr. Emerson was born February 14, 1950, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Dudleigh Welton Emerson and Lois Clara Smith Emerson.  He graduated high school in 1969.  From May 18, 1970 until May 19, 1978, Mr. Emerson served in the United States Navy.  He later joined the United States Army National Guard. Mr. Emerson was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and camping.  His favorite times were those spent with his family.


He is survived by


Vernon Emerson of Washington

William Emerson and wife, Darlene, of Center, Texas

Shelby Emerson and wife, Faith, of Stanley, Louisiana



Aletha Samson of Guam

Keisha Byrd and fiancé, Mike Stephens, of Joaquin, Texas

Shaunda Byrd and husband, Dusten, of Joaquin, Texas



Skylar Harvey

Mason Byrd

Lucas Byrd

Wrangler Emerson

Jessie Triana Emerson

Peyton Alford

Valerie Alford

Kamden Emerson

Rechelene Reyes

Reyenaldo Emerson

Kameron Emerson

Kayarra Emerson

Drayven Emerson

Waihett Emerson

Jarrett “JJ” Emerson

Jonavin Emerson

Bobbie Samson

AJ – Andrew Samson

Jake Dean Samson


Brother: Johnnie L. Emerson and wife, Ida Mae


Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family


A host of friends


Preceded in death by

Daughter-in-law: Bernice Emerson

Granddaughter: Annabella Byrd

Parents: Dudleigh Wilton Emerson and Lois Clara Smith Emerson

Sister: Johnnie Brown

Brother-in-law: O.J. Sonny Brown


Pallbearers will be Mike Stephens, Bryant Chapman, Cole Chapman, Brandon Byrd, Vernon Emerson, William Emerson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Hugh Chapman, Shelby Emerson and Dustin Byrd.


Online condolences & tributes can be sent at




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137 San Augustine St.
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