Ray William Yoakum, age 72 of Speedwell, Tenn., born Nov. 8, 1939, passed away suddenly Sept.5 , 2012.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred William and Mossie (Barnwell) Yoakum of Speedwell, Tenn.; and sister, Reba Yoakum Givens of Middlesboro.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Ina D. Ausmus Yoakum; two daughters, Sandra Yoakum Coward (John) of Speedwell, Tenn., and Imogene Yoakum Woods (LA) of Sharpes Chapel, Tenn.; sister, Daisy Yoakum Miller of Kingston, Tenn., James (Beelie) Ausmus, Speedwell, Tenn., two grandsons, Jonathon Ray Coward of Speedwell, Tenn., and Randall Ray Combs (Linda) of Sharps Chapel, Tenn.; two great-granddaughters, Jass and Katie Combs of Sharps Chapel, Tenn., two brothers-in-law, Mallon and Nolan Ausmus; eight nieces and nephews, and a host of very special friends and relatives
Visitation will be at Reece Valley Chapel Saturday, Sept. 8, from 6-8 p.m.
Funeral service will be Saturday at 8 p.m. following visitation. Rev. J.C. Monday will officiate the service.
Burial will be in the Yoakum Cemetery in Speedwell, Tenn., at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9.
In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to Yoakum Cemetery, 327 Greasy Hollow Rd, Speedwell, TN 37870 or Claiborne County Animal Shelter, PO Box 189, Tazewell, TN 37879
Reece Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements, 423-869-3651 or www.reecefh.com.