YEARY, JAMES "JIM" ARNOLD (PEE-PAW), SR. - age 69 of Farragut went to be with the Lord, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. He was a dedicated father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Jim was a member of Crossroads Christian Church and former member of New Covenant Baptist Church. He was born July 31, 1944, in Tazewell, TN, to Houston and Hassie Yeary. Jim graduated from Morristown High School and enlisted in the Army in 1961. He married Sue Ella Yeary (Andrews) on May 2, 1964. SFC Yeary Sr. had an illustrious military career which included one tour in Vietnam and he retired from the Army after 20 years of service. Following his retirement, Jim pursued a career in automotive sales. He enjoyed his hobbies of gardening, bowling, softball, and was also a barbecue enthusiast. Jim is survived by his devoted wife, Sue Yeary; children, Sophia Scott, James A. Yeary Jr., David Yeary (Paula); 5 grandchildren, Ashley Green (Devin), Amanda Cansler, Tabytha Yeary, Zachary Yeary, and Connor Yeary; 3 great-grandchildren, Ariyanna Reid, Dominic Green, and Dorian Green; 3 siblings, Imogene Wilson (Billy), Alvin Yeary, and Christine Davis (Paul). He also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews. Jim is preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Chester, C.W., Earl, and Ray Yeary. The family will receive friends for viewing from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday April 3, 2014 in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. A celebration of life will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 4, 2014 in the Click Funeral Home Farragut. Family and friends will gather at 11:30 a.m., also on Friday at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on Gov. John Sevier Hwy. for graveside services with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars at 406 West 34th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Yeary family with an online guestbook and condolences/tributes may be submitted at www.clickfh.com
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on Apr. 2, 2014