Thu, Oct. 22

Emmett Bradford Killingsworth 1918 - 2009

Emmett Bradford Killingsworth

Emmett Bradford Killingsworth

Emmett Bradford Killingsworth, 91, of Cottonwood passed away September 8. Born in Walnut Grove, Missouri, the son of William Claude and Etta Lee (Dickey) Killingsworth.

Preceded in death by his wife June of 52 years; three brothers and two sisters. Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Frieda; daughters Charlotte Kirsch of Palo Alto, California, Linda Brown of Georgetown, Texas, stepdaughter Janet Funderburg of Whittier, California and stepson Jim Claybaugh of Cornvillle; five grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

He enjoyed hiking and fishing and was an avid birdwatcher. He served in the U.S. Army's 12th Armored Division during World War II, and then moved to California from Blue Island, Illinois following his discharge and them to Arizona in 1983. He helped with the Meals on Wheels program in Springfield, Missouri and in Cottonwood.

His career was in commercial air conditioning and refrigeration.

A graveside service will be held on October 26 at the Prescott National Cemetery at 11 AM.

An online guestbook is available at

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