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James R. Yost

James Richard Yost, God called Jim home Jan. 27, 2014, surrounded by his beloved wife, Bette, and family, after a period of failing health. Jim and his wife lived for the past 10 years in the Shangri-la Oak Point, Middleboro. Jim was the son of Charles and Dora (Lane) Yost. He was born in Oreton, Va., in 1933. Jim is survived by his darling wife, Elizabeth Bette Yost; his five children, James Jr. and his wife Susan of Bridgewater, William Yost and his wife Ellen of Charlotte, N.C., John Yost and his wife Mary of Middleboro, Janice Yost of Somersworth, N.H., and Matthew Yost of Brockton; his two beloved stepsons, Michael Thomas and his wife Katia of Dighton and Stephen Thomas of Middleboro; his sisters, Elizabeth Lane, Mrs. Shirley Harris and Eula Hall and her husband Jim, all of Big Stone Gap, Va. Jim was also a grandfather to eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Jim was an Army Korean War veteran 1949-1951 and Air Force veteran 1952-1958, and was a member of the Oak Point Veterans Association, Disabled Veterans, American Legion and the U.S. Army 2nd Division. Jim retired in 1989, as a manager of the Employee Assistance Program, U.S. Postal Service, Boston. Jim was an avid golfer, pool player, and karaoke singer and loved to tell jokes at all Oak Point functions. Jim was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Middleboro. Funeral from the OKeefe-Wade Funeral Home, 70 Washington St., Taunton, Friday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Marys Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Burial will be private the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jims memory to at www.stjude.org and the Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org. Visit our Web site www.okeefewade.com to sign the online guest book, obituaries and directions.


Published in The Enterprise on Jan. 29, 2014
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