Obituaries » Gerald "Jerry" D. Yoakam
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February 20, 1937 - May 11, 2021
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Gerald “Jerry” Duane Yoakam, 84, passed away May 11, 2021 at Lima Memorial Health System. Jerry was born February 20, 1937 in Bluffton to the late Jesse and Lillian (Kennel) Yoakam. On June 7, 1958 he married Rachel DeVier Yoakam who preceded him in death on August 12, 2014.
Jerry graduated from Bluffton High School. He was a mechanic at several garages and then later became a skilled maintenance at McIntosh Industries, Bluffton and Cold Metal Products in Ottawa. Jerry was a member of the Lakeview Moose Club and the Bluffton Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed woodworking and crafts with his wife, radio controlled airplanes, camping and fishing.
Survivors include three children, Kathie (Michael) Amstutz of Bluffton, Kenneth (Cathy) Yoakam of Bluffton, Kevin (Heather) Yoakam of Berea, Ohio; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Roger (Shirley) Yoakam of Pickerington, Ohio and a sister, Janet (David) Blank of Bluffton.
Private memorial services will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hilty Memorial Home, 304 Hilty Drive, Pandora, Ohio 45877.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.
Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services – Bluffton is honored to be providing services to Jerry’s family.