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YANCEY JOHN E. YANCEY (Age 96) Passed away peacefully at his residence in Annandale, VA on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Beloved husband for 69 years of Mollie Yancey; loving father of Beverly and her husband, Leon Harris of Roanoke, VA and Barbara Yancey of Annandale, VA. He is also survived by grandchildren, Melissa and her husband, Scott Neal and Jonathan E. Brown; and great-grandchildren, Madeline and Zachary, all residing in Roanoke, VA. Mr. Yancey was born in Brooks County, GA. After graduating High School, he enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps. Following his CCC enrollment, he was employed by the Army and attended the Woodrow Wilson College of Law in Atlanta, graduating in 1942. He served in the Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army from 1942 until 1946 and upon discharge, continued his Federal civilian employment with assignments in the Veterans Administration and Department of the Air Force. Mr. Yancey devoted his entire employment of 33 years to career to civilian personnel administration. Retiring in December of 1973, his position was Chief of Management Planning in the Directorate of Civilian Personnel, HQ USAF. Following Mr. Yancey's retirement from the U.S. Air Force, he performed consulting work for several years, providing service to Federal, State, and local Government agencies. A Celebration of John E. Yancey will be held at DEMAINE FUNERAL HOME, 5308 Backlick, Rd., Springfield, VA, 703-941-9428 on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 2 p.m. Family and friends will be received following the funeral service from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Interment will be held at Fairfax Memorial Park on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 11 a.m. Please view and sign the family's guestbook at: www.demainefunerals.com
Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 23, 2013