Mr. Ferris Junior Youmans, 92, of Opp, Alabama died Friday, June 3, 2016 at his residence.
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Mr. Youmans was born Dec. 1, 1923 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Bertha Urquhart Youmans and Ferman Ferris Youmans. This is where he spent his early life before moving to Crestview, where he graduated with the Class of 1941, followed by Auburn University.
After serving two years in the Merchant Marines, Ferris returned to Crestview and opened a Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store. He maintained that until his retirement.
When he moved to Opp and re-entered the work force as president of H.B. Paulk Grocery Company, he retired once again, and his son, Butch Youmans, was able to take over as president.
Ferris was a member of the First Baptist Church of Opp. He enjoyed life, and especially playing golf. He has touched many lives and truly believed in helping others.
Survivors are his wife, Wynene Cotton Youmans; daughters and sons-in-law, Maru and Dennis Murphy, and Renee and Larry Anderson; daughter-in-law, Donna Youmans; stepsons, Charles Fuller and Bobby Fuller; caregiver and sister-in-law, Ann McAdams; and 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
His first wife, Lucile Paulk Youmans, and son, Ferris P. "Butch" Youmans, preceded him in death.
The funeral was 2 p.m. June 5 at Wyatt Funeral Home Chapel, with entombment following in Peaceful Acres Memorial Gardens. Randy Breedlove officiated the service. Pall bearers were Aaron Murphy, Matt Anderson, Spencer Youmans, Adam Fuller, Alex Fuller, Chris Barrett, Adam Jones, Drew Fowler, Tim Jacobi and Steven Whitcomb.
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Wyatt Funeral Home - Opp
1018 Florala Hwy.
Opp, AL 36467
Published in The Crestview News Bulletin from June 6 to July 6, 2016