Larry Duane Yancey, 63, a resident of Oakland passed away Saturday, October 8, 2011, at his residence.
He was born August 30, 1948, in Yakima, Washington to Remmel Warren and Loretta Sarah Faught Yancey. Mr. Yancey was a veteran of the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War. After his military service, Mr. Yancey worked with his father in the family owned construction business; he then began working with his future father-in-law in his roofing business. He married Martha Ann Elliott on October 4, 1973, in Cape Coral, Florida. He started his own construction business and for the last several of his working years he was an over the road truck driver for McNeil Trucking, Caywood Trucking and JMI Trucking. He enjoyed Nascar, fishing, hunting and singing and playing music. He is preceded in death by his father; a daughter, Dacia Yancey; and three brothers, Warren, Gerry and Jimmy Yancey.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Martha Yancey of Oakland; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Larry Duane, Jr. and Nakesha Yancey of Smithville and Remmel Yancey of Mountain Home; a daughter, Tara Headstream of Oakland; his mother, Loretta Yancey of Oakland; two brothers, Bill Yancey of Indiana and Roy Yancey of Missouri; seven grandchildren, Taleah Ross, Kaleb Ross and Dalton Jones, all of Oakland and Hailey, Ryan, Geritt and Shawn, all of Smithville and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 14, 2011, at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jimmy Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the Galatia Cemetery near Norfork under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Terry Jones, Kaleb Ross, Edwin Yancey, Coy Yancey, Bill Yancey and Vang Bach. Honorary pallbearer will be Richard Owens.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 Thursday evening at the funeral home. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the Spring River Seventh Day Adventist Church, c/o Jean Paul, 4 Winnebago Circle, Cherokee Village, Arkansas 72529 or the Hospice of the Ozarks, 701 Burnett Drive, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653.