STAUNTON, [VIRGINIA] — Joseph Lawrence Yancey, 70, husband of Shirley (Weanes) Yancey of 500 C Street, died at 1:35 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at his residence.
He was born June 2, 1940, in Staunton, a son of Charles C. and Roberta (Bell) Yancey.
He was a custodian for the City of Waynesboro.
He was a member and former Trustee of Morning Star Baptist Church.
He is survived by two sons, Sidney of Dinwiddie and Mitch (Johanna) of Stuarts Draft; five daughters, Sharon (Richard) of Maryland, Angel, Jessica, and Patsy (Stanley) of Staunton; Fonda (Edwin) of Fishersville; three brothers, Michael of Harrisonburg, James of D.C., and Robert of Tennessee; four sisters, Barbara of North Carolina, Geneva and Loretta of Staunton, and Sandra of Norfolk; 24 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, William and Daniel; a daughter, Carolyn; four brothers, Charles, William, Curtis, and Edward; and a sister, Nannie Lee.
A funeral service will be conducted at noon on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Morning Star Baptist Church in Crimora by the Revs. Dr. Joseph Walker and Dr. Warne Dawkins. Burial will be private.
Active pallbearers will be his grandsons.
Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.
The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in Henry Funeral Home and other times at the home of his daughter, Jessica, 1115 Stocker Street, Staunton.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.henryfuneralhome.net