In Loving Memory of
James Dean Emmel
James Dean Emmel was born on January 25th, 1975 in Beloit, KS. As a child of 9 years old, he and his parents relocated to Vancouver, WA and resided there for the next 23 years. During his development years in WA, he established life-long friendships and memories.James then moved south to Texas where he resided for the balance of his life although his love for the Pacific Northwest never truly left him. He carried his passion for the Seattle Seahawks deep into the heart of Texas. He spent his years working in the oil field construction where he was well respected for his dedication, reliability and hard work, often referring to the heavy equipment as his "new toys". During his time off, he enjoyed meeting new friends that quickly became second family. He shared his passion for life, living, loving and laughing. His contagious smile and bright personality brought many wonderful people into his life. His constant optimism was encouragement to those around him. He thrived on discovering the next new adventure. James is survived by his parents, Anna and Joe, his brother, Jason, his niece, Tori, his nephew, Jakob and numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Lifetime Friends.