Donnie C. Embs, 89

Published 4:15 pm Thursday, June 3, 2021

Donnie C. Embs, 89, of Tuttle Road, in Irvine, Kentucky, passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, after an extensive battle with cancer.

He was born Dec. 17, 1931, in Estill County, a son of the late Delbert N. and Lenna Allen Embs. He spent most of his life in Estill and Clark Counties, except for a few years in Oxford, Ohio.

Although Donnie operated a country store in Clark County named Winetown Grocery for 20 years and worked several years at Bundy Tubing, his real love was farming and real estate. He successfully bought and sold many farms and houses in Clark and Estill Counties. He was a kind and generous man, always willing to help out when needed. He is survived by:

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Four sons: Dwayne Embs, Randall Embs, Gregory Embs, Michael Embs

Four siblings: Doyle Embs (Diane) – Lexington, Gary Joe Embs (Linda) – Oxford, Ohio, Patricia Tudor (Robert) – Lexington, Betty Winkle – Irvine

Eight grandchildren: Jennifer Simpkins, Shawn, Ryan, and Cory Embs, Ashley Christi, Alecia Maines, Jonathan and Macie Embs.

10 great-grandchildren, several nieces, and nephews

In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by a Great Grandson, Dustin Simpkins, who died of cancer in 2012, a sister, Marjorie Pennock, two brothers, Delbert Embs Jr., and Larry Jack Embs.

Visitation for the public will be from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home in Irvine. Private funeral services will be conducted by Bro. Marvin Neal with burial at the Oakdale Cemetery.