Emerson Wallingford, 89
Emerson Wallingford, 89, died Saturday, June 17, 2017 at his home. He was born in Mason County on Oct. 15, 1927, to the late Burgess and Audrey Walker Wallingford. Mr. Wallingford was the former co-owner of Maysville Flower Shop. He loved cars, training and showing horses and was a member of the Road Horse Hall of Fame in Louisville, KY.
Mr. Wallingford was the former co-owner of Maysville Flower Shop. He loved cars, training and showing horses. Emerson brought to the ring many American Hackney Ponies and American Roadster Horses and Ponies
throughtout his lifetime whether it be to show or sell. Many got his start under his ownership along with son “Lucky” Wallingford and in time their grandchilderen. He and his family were great supporters of horse shows and events throughout several states for many years. He always had a story to tell and was a great conversationalist. He knew many people in the Hackney, Saddlebred, and Standardbred commuities and the Red Mile at the races and the Lexington Junior League Horse Show were among his favorite places and events.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Rosser Wallingford; a daughter, Tammy Wallingford; a grandson, Christopher Schumacher; and daughter-in-law, Vicki Wallingford.
Mr. Wallingford is survived by his children, Beverly (Warren) Helvey of Wallingford, Lenore (Glenn) Schumacher and Emerson”Lucky”Wallingford, both of Maysville. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Christopher Helvey, Justin Helvey, Emily Marshall and Katie Wallingford. He is also survived by his siblings, Lewis ”Buck” Wallingford of Maysville, Freda Neu, Ralph Wallinford, Betty Purdin, and Charles Wallingford, all of Georgetown, Ohio. Services were Wednesday, June 21, 2017.