Joe Yancey, 82, of Burlington, WI, formerly of Beloit, WI, passed away, Saturday, October 1, 2011.
He was born on May 7, 1929 in Jackson, TN. Joe worked for many years at Beloit Corporation. He enjoyed watching old westerns, but what was most important to him was spending time with his grandchildren who called him 'Grandaddy'.
Joe is survived by his seven daughters, Alice Yancey, Waterford, WI, Stephanee (Larry) White, New Jersey, Syvella Womble, Minnesota, Ann McClinton, Patsy Thurman, and Jashawn Collins, all of Beloit, Bobby (Larry) Beals, Tennessee, six sons, Joseph (Shorre) Yancy, Michigan, Doug (MaryAnn) Burris, Indiana, Peter Yancey, Michael Willie (Shelley) Yancey, Joe Lee (Cindy) Harvey, Ervin Burris, all of Beloit, sister, Virginia Marshall, Memphis, TN, numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Joe was preceded in death by his wife Sinnie Yancey, parents, brother, Jobie Yancey, sister, Alice Rivers, three daughters, Brenda Yancey, Diane Yancey, Judy Sparkes, three sons, Robert Yancey, Greg Burris, and Donald Ynacey.
Funeral services are 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 6, 2011 at Fountain of Life THC 1600 Huebbe Parkway in Beloit, WI. Visitation is one hour prior to the service. Committal will be in Eastlawn Cemetery in Beloit, WI. Online condolences can shared with the family at www.hansengravitt.com