Thursday, May 29th, 2014
Clarence J. Yackey, 85, Brookville, passed away May 27, 2014.
He is survived by his sons, Kurt (Valarie) Yackey, Ludlow Falls, Todd (Jan) Yackey, Celina; a son-in-law, Mike Estridge, Miamisburg; grandchildren, Jill (Ryan) Albers, Sarah Estridge and Ryan Estridge; great-grandchildren, Charliegh and Breck Albers; a sister, Dorothy (Sam) Seward, Strasburg; a sister-in-law, Twyla Yackey, Strasburg; longtime companion, Patricia Smith, Englewood; relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Steck Yackey; a daughter, Lea Ann Estridge; parents, Clarence T. and Margie Deibel Yackey; a sister, Margaret Lautenschleger; and brothers, Carl and Dallas Yackey.
He was a graduate of Strasburg High School and later graduated from Bowling Green State University, where he played basketball for the Falcons under Coach Harold Anderson. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He also was selected to play basketball on the All-Marine basketball team. After the Marines, he taught and coached at Brookville High School. He later worked as a carpenter/foreman for Fryman & Kuck Contractors.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Kindred Funeral Home, Englewood, the Rev. Dan Kincer officiating. Interment will follow at Royal Oak Memorial Gardens in Brookville.
Calling is 5-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be sent to www.KindredFuneralHome.com.