Nelson W. Yancey
March 29, 1927 - November 29, 2010
COPENHAGEN, New York - Nelson W. Yancey, 83, formerly of Halifax Road, Copenhagen, died Monday morning, November 29, 2010 at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, where he has resided since August, 2009.
The funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 3, 2010 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., 5702 Waters Road, Lowville with Rev. George Gray, Pastor, of River of Life Fellowship, Copenhagen, officiating. Calling hours will be from Noon-2, prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Copenhagen. Contribution may be made to the Rainbow Community at Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility,7785 N. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367.
He is survived by his wife Ruth, of 63 years; four children and their spouses, Michael and Lynell of Park Falls, Wisconsin, Suzanne and Nicholas Hemmer of Apalachin, NY, Daniel and Debra Yancey of Copenhagen, Debra and James Der of Copenhagen; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Norma and John Crane of South Butler, NY, Beryl Valentine of Savannah, NY, five grandchildren, and a great-grandson. He is predeceased by two brothers, Alan and Mason Yancey. A sister, Alma Yancey, died in infancy.
Mr. Yancey was born on March 29, 1927 in Rose, New York, a son of the late Nelson and Greta Shear Yancey and graduated from Leavenworth School in Wolcott, NY in 1944 and from RIT in 1946 in the Journeyman Machinist Program. On September 26, 1947, he married Ruth E. Snyder at Copenhagen Methodist Church. Together with his wife, owned and operated a dairy farm during the early years. He worked as a machinist for Black Clawson and New York Airbrake and was co-owner of Copenhagen Machine and Tool during the 1970’s. He worked for Union Forging in Endicott, NY for several years, retiring in 1988. He also owned and operated Yancey’s Machining until 2006. He was a member of SME & IAM.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com