William Henry Yerton, 75, a great husband, son, brother, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Fort Worth. Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Biggers Funeral Chapel. Interment: Azleland Memorial Park. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. William Henry Yerton, a lifelong area resident, was born July 28, 1937, in Fort Worth. He served in the U.S. Army 1960 to 1962 and U.S. Army Reserve 1962 to 1969. He served the community as an animal control officer and reserve police officer
for the City of River Oaks and as reserve deputy constable for Precinct #4 of Tarrant County. He also served as a Cub and Boy Scout leader. Mr. Yerton was known by many names. Many friends called him Henry; family and many close to him called him "Obbie"; his fellow employees at Montgomery Ward called him "Yock." He loved his family, the City of River Oaks, his country and Jesus, his Lord and Savior. Survivors: His wife of 54 years, Judy Fitzpatrick Yerton; daughters, Joy Green and Amy Hatley; brother, Don "Little Brother" Butcher; grandchildren, Felicity Moore, Kevin Green, Ben Yerton-Hatley, Megan, Ethan, Emily and Melody Hatley; great-grandchildren, Anja, Alden and Gideon Moore.