William Sidney Emmons, age 72, died on December 18, 2021 in Hot Springs. He lived the majority of his life in Benton where he had served as a member of the Benton City Council.
Sidney was preceded in death by his parents, William (Bill) and Lynelle Emmons. He is survived by his aunt, Billie Cloud, and his first cousins, Teresa Cloud Hughes, Lindsey Cloud, John Cloud, Melynda Cloud, Susan Cloud, Michael Bruchas, Alan Bruchas, Sarah Pearson, Mylinda Wynn and his godson, Douglas Shaw. He is also survived by numerous second cousins.
Sidney graduated from Ouachita Baptist University and worked as a chemist and a toxic materials disposal specialist until his retirement. He loved to paint, cook and fish. He is remembered fondly by his family and many friends.
At his request, Sidney was cremated and he has been laid to rest next to his parents.
A memorial gathering will be held in the spring for his family and friends to meet and remember Sidney.
Donations may be made in Sidney's memory to Ouachita Baptist University, the Benton Public Library or the Hot Springs Public Library.
Online guestbook at www.smithfamilycares.com.