The Rev. Harold Bruce Emswiler, 79, of Broadway, Va., died Aug. 17, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 17, 1932, at Cootes Store, and was a son of the late Mark Dewey and Erma Cleta Mitchell Emswiler.
On Feb. 15, 1953, Harold was ordained into the Mennonite Church as a minister. He was the founder and minister of Timberville Mennonite Church and ministered to a number of other churches. He was also a farmer, diesel mechanic and a truck driver.
On April 4, 1953, he married the former Anna Lee Foltz, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Dewey B. Emswiler and wife, Frances, of Shenandoah, Va., Raymond M. Emswiler and wife, Joann, of Moorefield, W.Va., and Verlyn D. Emswiler and wife, Ruth, of South Boston, Va.; two daughters, LeAnna E. Good and husband, Roland, of Eureka, Nev., and Marilyn E. Layman and husband, Tony, of Bergton; three sisters, Doris Benner of McGaheysville, Betty Good of Broadway and Bonnie Lahman of Broadway; daughter-in-law, Ruth Emswiler of Broadway; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Emswiler, and one brother, Mark Emswiler.
Pastors Fred Rhodes and Robert Weaver will conduct a funeral service 2 p.m. Monday at Trissels Mennonite Church in Broadway. Burial will be in the Trissels Mennonite Church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.