Jon David Yoes(1933 - 2014)

Jon David Yoes, 80, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at his residence in Grandview. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Grandview Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Yoes was born Dec. 22, 1933, in Tom Green County to Elbert Rector and Annie Lee Taylor Yoes. He married Charlene Thomas on Oct. 5, 1979. Mr. Yoes graduated high school in 1952 in May, Texas, and was drafted in the United States Army from 1954-1956 as a radar technician. He sold oilfield supply for seven years and moved to Arlington in 1963. He worked in sales for Sears, Roebuck and Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1993. He was one of their top sales persons in the Southwest Territory and won numerous awards for sales. In 1987, Mr. Yoes was presented with an Award of Merit for his outstanding accomplishments in resource conservation from the Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District and was named Resident Conservationist of the Year. Mr. Yoes was a hardworking man who loved the land and enjoyed farming and ranching, especially raising Beefmaster cattle and hay. He also planted hundreds of pecan and fruit trees and enjoyed sharing his harvest. He attended New Heart Family Worship Center and Faith Temple in Cleburne. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Elbert Lee Yoes, Opal Parker, Una Thompson, Frances Causey and Jimmie Robinson. Survivors: His wife, Charlene Yoes of Grandview; sons, Jon Dennis Yoes and wife, Sherrie, and William Douglas "Bill" Yoes, both of Fort Worth; stepson, Kevin Tarver of Grandview; grandchildren, Avin Douglas Yoes and wife, Lauren, Taylor Yoes, James Yoes and Alec Tarver; great-grandson, Layton Yoes; brothers, Donnie Yoes and wife, Wylene, of May and Bill Yoes and wife, Victoria, of Abilene; and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Published in Star-Telegram on Feb. 23, 2014