Jack Terry Yeomans(1946 - 2013)

Yeomans, Jack Terry

Binghamton: You never lose a game; you just run out of time". Terry Yeomans, 66, went home to be with his Lord, December 22, 2013, surrounded by his loving family, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born a Christmas Angel on December 25, 1946 and after living a life of devotion to his faith and his family, he is now prepared to be a warrior angel in Heaven. Terry excelled in athletics and lettered in baseball, basketball and football at North High. He then attended Augusta Military Academy and was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals, as a short-stop, but fate intervened and he was drafted by the US Marine Corps and he served his country in Vietnam instead. After the war he attended Cornell University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Industrial Relations School. He later attended SUNY Binghamton, earning his Master's degree. While attending Cornell, Terry worked at the Greyhound bus station in Binghamton, where he met his future wife, Lucretia (Cree) Emilio. They were married and together raised their family, which was the singular most important part of his life. In 1977, he began a career in pharmaceutical sales with Syntex and in 1978 was their rookie of the year. He earned multiple MVP and President Club Awards. After the company merged, he began his employment as a Pharmaceutical Consultant with Merck, until his retirement. He made many friendships during his career and is still held in high regard by his colleagues and customers. For 21 years, Terry was on the board of the annual Stop DWI Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament. He was an avid sports enthusiast and coached and refereed youth baseball, basketball, lacrosse and soccer for CYO and Little League. Terry possessed a kind and gentle spirit and was the best husband and father a family could wish for. He and Cree enjoyed going to Chenango Valley State Park to watch the deer. He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Lucretia (Cree) Yeomans of Binghamton, his cherished children, Corinne (and David) Curtis of Castle Creek, Tara-Danae Yeomans of Binghamton, Joel Yeomans of Binghamton, 4 precious grandchildren; Jack, Deacon, Kainen and Salvatore, sisters Gayle and Marye Yeomans, his brother James (Wendy) Yeomans, his mother-in-law, Wilma Jane Emilio and a large extended family that he loved deeply, as well as his Yorkies. He was predeceased by his parents Jack and Claire Yeomans

Funeral services will be 9:15 Friday at the Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home, 483 Chenango St. Binghamton, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 am at St. Patrick's Church, 9 Leroy St. Binghamton. He will be buried with Military Honors in Chenango Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 3-6 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to in memory of Terry. Please sign and view his guestbook at www.HEFUNERALHOME.com


Funeral Home

Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home
483 Chenango St. Binghamton, NY 13901

Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from Dec. 23 to Dec. 26, 2013