Monday, June 24, 2013

Billy Lee Yoho (1925-2012)

BILLY LEE YOHO  
1925-2012  
OBITUARY:
Billy Lee Yoho (86), residing in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2012.

Bill, a practicing attorney for 58 years in Prince George's and Washington counties in Maryland, was the son of Wilbur Wiley and Nellie Pansy Hawkins of Huntington, West Virginia, and is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Yoho; son Kevin R. Yoho and wife Melissa J. Arnott; daughter Karen L. Yoho; John M. Dolby and wife Shelley A. Dolby; Dianne C. Arter and husband Jim Arter; Jean M. Dolby; Joan D. Dolby; sister Charlotte L. Kelly; brother Gene E. Yoho and wife Mabel; Robert W. Yoho and wife Alice; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by four brothers, four sisters, two step-brothers and two step-sisters that he deeply missed.

Services will be held on Saturday, September 22  [2012] at 11:00 a.m. at Warm Springs Baptist Church, 3683 Pious Ridge Rd., Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Visitors may call beginning at 10 a.m. A lunch will immediately follow hosted by Bill's church family. Interment will be Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made to the Warm Springs Baptist Church for education.
Arrangements entrusted to the Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, Maryland. 
(Source: Internet)

OBITUARY:
Billie [sic] Lee Yoho, age 86, of Berkeley Springs, [West Virginia] passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2012.
Bill, a practicing attorney for 58 years in Prince George’s and Washington counties in Maryland, was the son of Wilbur Wiley and Nellie Pansy Hawkins, of Huntington, W.Va.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Yoho; son, Kevin R. Yoho and wife, Melissa J. Arnott; daughter, Karen L. Yoho; John M. Dolby and wife, Shelley A.; Dianne C. Arter and husband, Jim; Jean M. Dolby; Joan D. Dolby; sister, Charlotte L. Kelly; brothers, Gene E. Yoho and wife, Mabel, and Robert W. Yoho and wife, Alice; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers; four sisters; two step-brothers; and two step-sisters he deeply missed.
Bill held many leadership roles, including Lions Clubs International, the Maryland Bar Association, and in Municipal Government. He participated in the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, the Shriners, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, and Knights Templar.
He enlisted in the United States Navy, and after his Honorable Discharge, he attended the University of Maryland as an undergraduate, and then law school. Bill earned advanced pilot certifications both in aviation and boating, which he enjoyed.
Engaged by faith in Jesus Christ and involved with church, Bill loved to learn and teach Bible classes as a Presbyterian ruling elder, and as a Baptist, bringing full circle his mother telling him he was named for preacher Billy Sunday.
Services will be held on Saturday, September 22, at 11:00 a.m., at Warm Springs Baptist Church, 3683 Pious Ridge Road, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Visitors may call, beginning at 10:00 a.m. A lunch will immediately follow, hosted by Bill’s church family. Interment will be in Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery, at the convenience of the family.
Memorial gifts, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Warm Springs Baptist Church, for education.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Grove Funeral Home, in Hancock, MD.
(Source: Grove Funeral Home, on the Internet)

FRIENDSHIP:
Bill Yoho was interested in the genealogy and family history of his Yoho family.  Bill and researcher, Richard E. Henthorn became friends and shared information.  Bill used an Apple computer to record his information. Bill invited Richard to accompany him to the Yoho family reunion in New Martinsville, WV. Richard and his wife, Melva, later attended several other Yoho reunions where they enjoyed meeting other researchers face-to-face. Bill's office was located about three blocks from the Henthorn's house. Richard and Bill often got together at the office to talk about genealogy and the Yoho family. He will be missed.
(Written by: Richard E. Henthorn, 24 June 2013)

WEBSITE:
Billy Lee Yoho webpages

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