Thomas Owen “Tony” Emore, 54, of Buena Vista passed away July 16, 2020. He was a resident of The Shenandoah House in Fishersville.

Tony was born Nov. 7, 1965, in Rockbridge County to Harry and Irma Lee Emore. He graduated from Lexington High School.

His interests included baseball, softball, NASCAR racing (Kevin Harvick), fishing and simply hanging out with friends. Tony spent most of his years playing men’s softball. He loved the game.

Mr. Emore was preceded in death by both of his parents, Harry and Irma Lee. He is survived by his sister Loretta Lynn Staton; brotherin-law Clifford Staton; nephew Shane Staton; niece Cierra Staton; his “very special friend and angel, Missy Gattis; fur baby Chloe; and a whole county of lifelong friends ... Tony never met a stranger ...

Per his wishes, he wanted a celebration instead of a funeral. A celebration of life is scheduled for Oct. 17 at Brewbaker Field in Lexington, starting at 3 p.m. Everyone who knew and loved Tony is invited to attend. N-G

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