Thurston H. Yancey
Thurston H. Yancey, 90, of Stuarts Draft, passed away Friday evening, November 5, 2010, at the Stuarts Draft Christian Home Retirement Village.
He was born on December 3, 1919, in Lyndhurst, the son of the late Kenneth and Lucy LaVelle Yancey.
Thurston served in the Army during World War II, in the African campaign and the European Theatre, and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was a member of Shenandoah Heights Baptist Church and served as a deacon and a trustee. He also enjoyed playing golf, in his spare time.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, John, Tommy, Howard, Preston, and Lewis Yancey; and his sister, Juanita Schnepf.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Anne Haney Yancey; children, James K. Yancey and his wife, Patricia, of Ringold, Georgia, Mike Yancey and his wife, Jenny, Sharon Y. Ratwik and her husband, Bernhard, and Donna Y. Herbaugh and her husband, Jerry, all of Stuarts Draft; grandchildren, Jason Yancey, Angela McCormick, Candace Renard, Alycia Ratwik, Timothy and Adam Fitzgerald, Lindsey Nice, and Brett Yancey; and 16 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life service will be held 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at Shenandoah Heights Baptist Church, with Pastor Paul LaPrevotte and Pastor Earl Monroe officiating. A private family burial will be held at Augusta Memorial Park, prior to the service.
Friends are invited to visit with the family at the residence of Mike and Jenny Yancey, 110 Rankin Lane, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477.
There will be no formal visitation at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Thurston's memory to the Stuarts Draft Christian Home, 144 Patton Farm Road, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes and Crematory.