Herbert Yankee, 82, of Church Hill, Hawkins Co TN, passed away following an extended illness on Tuesday, November 24, 2009, at Wellmont Hospice house in Bristol.
Mr. Yankee has lived in Hawkins County for most of his life, and attended Grassy Creek Freewill Baptist Church. He loved farming and enjoyed going to Saturday morning Men’s prayer. He proudly served his country in the United States Army, and was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Pearl Yankee.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Thelma Yankee; son, Roger Yankee of Sullivan Co; daughter, Janice 'Jan' Salyer of Knoxville, TN; grandson, Chad Salyer; two great grandchildren, Cassidy Salyer and Zackary Lamb.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Imogene Eickenberry, and Louis and Orgie Sherfey.
Calling hours are from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, November 27, 2009, At Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m., Friday, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dwayne Gilliam, Rev. Robert Cooper, and Rev. Teddy Webb officiating. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary bearers will be Mr. Yankee’s fellow members of the Saturday Morning Men’s Prayer.
Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m., Saturday, November 28, 2009, at Yankee cemetery with military honors conducted by the Hawkins county Color Guard and the Tennessee National Guard.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wellmont Hospice house of Bristol.
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