Funeral services for Chester A. Yancy, 84, New Chapel Hill, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2011, in the chapel of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. John Beard officiating.
Chester was born Nov. 1, 1926, in New Chapel Hill to the late Lyster A. and Estelle Stephenson Yancy and passed away on July 4, 2011. Mr. Yancy graduated from Arp High School in 1944 and retired as an engineer for Goodyear Tire Co. Chester served his country while in the United States Navy in the South Pacific. He was a member of St. Johns Lodge No. 53, Sharon Shrine Temple and the Shrine Motor Corps. Chester was preceded in death by daughter, Debbie Phillips of Kilgore.
Mr. Yancy is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lavenia Yancy of New Chapel Hill; daughters, Pamela Horton and husband Ron of Ben Wheeler and Cathy Davis and husband Donny of Canton; son-in-law, Judge Glenn D. Phillips of Kilgore; sister, Jean Dowdy and husband Bill of Tyler; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one niece and nephew.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3100 Samford Ave., Shreveport, La., 71103.