Dorman Odell Yancey, Sr.
By Times Record News Staff
Friday, September 5, 2008
Dorman Odell Yancey, Sr., 80, passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2008, in Wichita Falls.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2008, in the chapel of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls. Interment will follow at Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.
Odell was born on April 18, 1928, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to the late Marron Earnest and Iva Delilah (Nail) Yancey. From 1946 to 1949, he served our country in the United States Navy aboard the USS Huntington CL-107 as a Gunners Mate 3-C. During that time, he was awarded the Purple Heart and the Victory Medal. On May 21, 1949, he married Angelina Roseanne Martin. She preceded him in death in 2006. Odell retired from Reid Ross Construction after 62 years, where he worked as a Foreman. He was a member of the Carpenters Union #986, and had previously won the state Carpentry Competition Championship. He attended Grace Church. He enjoyed picking the guitar, camping and wild life, and had a special knack for taming squirrels. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Janet Kay Yancey.
He is survived by his daughter, Linda Jones and husband Tom of Liberty; his son, Dorman Yancey, Jr., and wife Debbie of Wichita Falls; four sisters, Betty Tullos of Fort Worth, Imogene Searle of Arlington, Sherry Cumby of Fort Worth, and Sarah McCoy of Corsicana; five brothers, Marion Yancey of Grandbury, Ralph Yancey, M.M. Yancey, both of Wichita Falls, Truiett Yancey of Reklaw, and Willy Yancey of Bellingham, Washington; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and close friends.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, September 5, 2008, at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.owensandbrumley.com