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Mr. John Larry Yancey of Williston, FL passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the Tri Counties Hospice Care Center in Chiefland, FL. He was 79.
Born in Americus, Georgia he had lived most of his life in Williston. He was a member of the Williston Church of God and proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He worked with his family in the sawmill and logging business for most of his life. Due to an auto accident in later years he was physically challenged but he never let his disabilities get him down, he always gave his best.
Mr. Yancey is survived by his companion, Gail Bullock; daughter, Dana Jill (Heath) Grice; sister, Rosie (Robert) Clary; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Norma and John Yancey; daughter, Eva Shiver and great-grandson Colton Shiver.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at the Church of God in Williston, FL with Pastor Wes Smith officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service from 10-11 AM. Burial will follow the service at the Orange Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Knauff Funeral Home, Williston, FL (352)528-3481. Please sign our online guest book at:

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Published in Gainesville Sun from Jun. 24 to Jun. 26, 2020.
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June 25, 2020
Jill Im thinking about you during this time and so sorry for the loss of your daddy. I remember the good times when we were kids growing up. We had some wonderful family gatherings. Prayers for the entire family, so sorry for your loss. Rest In Peace Uncle Larry
Staci Pautler
June 23, 2020
May you rest in peace with our Heavenly Father.
Vicky Pursley
June 23, 2020
Larry was such a sweet and thoughtful person and a gentle soul. He was my cousin and I used to babysit for his kids when I was a teenager. May he Rest In Peace and in Lords loving grace. ❤
Leah Pate
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