John Yancy

John C. Yancy

1932 - 2005

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Long time resident of Abilene, John C. Yancy, 73, now of Austin, was carried by angels to heaven, on September 19, 2005 after a long battle with heart disease. John was joyously welcomed into Heaven by his mother and father, Emmitt and Vella Yancy and Brother Franklin Yancy. John was a blessing to all who knew him. The light of his life was his daughter and granddaughter. John is survived by his wife of 53 years, JoAnn Gilbreth Yancy, daughter and son-in-law Karla and Michael Draper, his granddaughter Page Pauline Draper and sister Vernell Esh of Granbury, Texas, and many nieces and nephews whom he loved and cared for deeply, calling the "his children". Mr. Yancy was born in Lufkin, Texas on February 27, 1932. He attended school at Abilene High, St. Joseph's Academy and Hardin Simmons University where he excelled in basketball. He served in Korea for 22 months with the 8th Army Division. John worked 42 years for West Texas Utilities then transferring to Central and Southwest Services in Dallas where he was the Supervisor of Control Center Accounting, retiring in May 1994. He loved sports, especially golf with his long time friends Bill Scott, Ron Hardage, Billy B. Woods and deceased friend, Jim Hoffman. John's personal relationships were very important to him throughout his life. His caring and respect for others was well known by all. The family would like to thank all of his doctors, especially Dr. Neal Sklaver, Dr. John Harper, Dr. Melvin Platt and Hospice of Austin, Christopher House. Graveside rites with close friends and family will be at 10:00 am on Monday, September 26, 2005 at Elmwood Memorial Park, under the direction of The Hamil Family Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held in honor of Mr. Yancy on Monday at 2:00 pm at The Hamil Family Funeral Home Chapel, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road. Contributions may be made to All Faiths Receiving Home, 1709 Moon Street N.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87112. 2nd Timothy 4-7: I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the Faith. Now there is in store for me, the Crown of Righteousness, which the Lord, the Righteous Judge, will award to me on that day. John, please walk slowly, Hold out your hand, I'll be there, Jo.


Hamil Family Funeral Home 6449 Buffalo Gap Rd. Amarillo, TX 79606 Monday, September 26, 2005 2:00 pm


Elmwood Memorial Park 5750 Us Highway 277 S Abilene , TX 79606
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