Jack Emke, 59, of Vidor died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with interment to follow at the Houston National Cemetery.

He was born on July 26, 1950 in North Kingstown, R.I. to John and Betty Emke. He was a longtime resident of Vidor and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  

Jack is survived by his wife, Rita Emke of Vido; daughters, Renee Delaney of Meadville, Pa., Rebecca Gallagher of Vidor, Jennifer Harrington of Beaumont; and four grandchildren.