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Roger Wade Yoakum


1963 - 2019
Roger Wade Yoakum Obituary
Lubbock- Roger Wade Yoakum passed away Friday, September 6, 2019. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 55 years at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, followed by a reception at Bacon Heights Baptist Church. A tribute of Roger's life may be found at www.memorialdesigners.net, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.

Roger was born on October 29, 1963 to Pat and Joan (Fisher) Yoakum in Lubbock and graduated from Lorenzo High School. He received a bachelor's degree in Advertising from Texas Tech University. Roger returned to Texas Tech to earn his LCDC license. Roger started his career as a substance abuse counselor at Starlight Recovery Center, Kerrville. Moving back to Lubbock he worked for Lubbock Managed Care. Following Lubbock Managed Care, Roger moved to Amarillo and worked for ARAD. Currently Roger was working at Amarillo Transitional Treatment Center. He was a member of Canyon First United Methodist Church. Roger loved his family unconditionally as well as sports. His favorite teams included the Houston Astros, LA Lakers, Dallas Cowboys and Texas Tech Red Raiders. His greatest gift was being a dad to his son Patrick. His greatest accomplishment was to celebrate twenty-six years of sobriety on September 16, 2019.

Survivors include his son, Patrick Wade Yoakum; parents, Pat and Joan Yoakum; sister, Patti Ketron; nephew, Jeffery Ketron; niece, Joni Ketron all of Lubbock; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; along with many beloved friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Rickey Ketron.

The family of Roger Yoakum would appreciate memorial donations to be given to the Amarillo Transitional Treatment Center C/O Plainview Serenity Center, P.O. Box 278, Plainview, Texas 79073 in his memory.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11, 2019
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