Along with Shannon, he and Cheryl, who managed two apartment complexes for 27 years, have two other children. Brent, 44, practices law in Fishers with Embrey’s half-brother, Doug. Reid, 38, has a master’s degree in architecture and lives in Los Angeles, working on entertainment projects. Shannon, 40, resides in Denver and is an RN at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Kokomo. The Embreys have four grandchildren and one step-grandchild.
Bruce and Cheryl have long been active in the Presbyterian Church; he’s an elder, Cheryl is a deacon. “I immediately began singing in the choir, at the insistence of [former Nixon Newspapers Inc. CEO] John Nixon,” Bruce said. “I also enjoy in-depth Bible study classes.”
For relaxation, the Embreys golf together and enjoy traveling.
Embrey, an early American history buff, likes to read, but says he can never find enough time to do as much as he would like.
“I try to stay fit and try to walk the Indy Mini-Marathon each year,” Embrey said. “Most of our walking around here is with our two dogs, a husky and a golden retriever.”
Now he’s going to be running, too.
Ray Moscowitz of Bloomington is a retired newspaper executive and former publisher of the Peru Tribune. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.