Samuel A. Yancey
December 16, 1916 - September 11, 1983
Samuel Alexander Yancey born December 16, 1916 in Washington, Pennsylvania, the son of late Percy Earlwood Yancey and Blanche Mae Smith Yancey departed this life. September 11. 1983 at the Washington Hospital, Washington, Pennsylvania.
Sam attended public schools in Washington, and his first and only employment was with the Borden Company, Greentree, Pennsylvania.
He was married to the late Waltine Bowyer Yancey, and to that union was born one daughter, Patricia Ann Yancey Holmes. He married Camille Blackwell Yancey on June 21, 1972.
Sam was dedicated churchman. He was a very active member of the Nazareth Baptist Church, Shy-Quon Ely, Minister. He rendered service to that church as a member of the Board of Trustees, and the Board of Christian Education.
In his younger days, Sam was a football player with Washington High School, he also played semi-pro football with Poundstown. Sam was a staunch supporter of the Neighborhood House Sports Program. He served as coach of the Sixth Ward Team for many years.
Sam was a solid member of the community. His support of youth through services is unequaled. Sam was untiring in his service to scouting, He dutifully served the Scouts of Nemacolin Trails Council and Allegheny Trails Council with distinction since 1930. He was active as a Scout in his youth and has served notably as a Scoutmaster, Troop Committee Chairman and Committee member. In addition to his unit service, he served as a member of the Catawba District Membership Committee. As a member of this committee, Sam was valiant in his organization of 7 new Scout units. His solid support of Scouting continued through his untiring service as Assistant District Commissioner. In recognition of his dedicated service to the youth and the community, Allegheny Trails Council conferred its highest honor of the Silver Beaver Award to Samuel A. Yancey.
Sam leaves to mourn his loss a wife; Camille Yancey, a step-mother, Roena Yancey Cooke of Akron, Ohio, two daughters; Patricia Yancey Holmes of Fort Washington, Md., and Tanya Taylor, Washington, 4 grandsons; Teddy and Chris Holmes of Fort Washington, Md., Andre and Billy Taylor of Hollywood, California, Charles of Flint, Michigan; 3 sisters Frances Tillage of Flint, Michigan, Velma Jackson of New York and Blanche Seldon of Detroit, Michigan. 2 brothers-in-law, George Sams of Washington and Dr. Martin Seldon of Detroit, Michigan., 2 sisters-in-law; Alma Yancey of Cleveland, Ohio and Martha Yancey of Flint, Michigan., and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Proceeding him in death were two sisters, Tammy Artis and Elizabeth Sams, tow brothers, Sidney and Percy Yancey