James R. Yeary

James R. Yeary, 60, died April 8, 2013, at Martin Medical Center, Stuart. He was born in Stuart and was a longtime resident of Stuart. He lived for 10 years in Franklin, N.C., before returning to Stuart. He was a long-haul truck driver for almost 40 years and was a master mechanic. He was a member of Teamsters Local 769. Survivors include daughters, Angela Cox of Port St. Lucie and Melissa Yeary of Lexington, S.C.; sons, James Yeary of Stuart, Charles Yeary of Port St. Lucie and Ernest Yeary of Franklin, N.C.; sister, Ginny; brothers, Floyd, David and Joe; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Grace Inez Kirkland and Leroy Kirkland. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd St., New York, N.Y. 10016, 800-622-9010, www.kidney.org. Services: Arrangements are by Forest Hills Funeral Homes, Palm City. A guest book is available at www.foresthillsfunerals.com.

Published in the TC Palm on Apr. 10, 2013