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Joe Yingst Sr., 69, of Cross Lanes, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017, after a long Illness.
He was born October 16, 1947 in Philadelphia, PA and adopted as an infant by the late John William Yingst and Sara Margaret Yingst née Kofroth spending most of his childhood in Pittsburgh, PA.
When he was a senior in High School, his family moved to Huntington, WV. Joe went on to graduate from Marshall University in 1969 where he was an active member of Pi Kappa Alpha. He spent nearly all of his professional career in the Food Service Industry spending 27 years at Standard Food Service, later retiring from Corey Brother's in 2003. Joe was a member of The Lake Chaweva Club for 45 years and was active in community service for the Lake during that time.
Joe leaves behind his wife Sandy Yingst née Shriver of nearly 50 years. He is also survived by two sons, Joe Yingst Jr. of Cincinnati, OH and Wes Yingst of Hurricane, WV. Grandchildren are Kate and Emily Yingst of Cincinnati, OH; Cody and Chelsey Yingst and Calley Yingst of Hurricane, WV.
A celebration of Joe's Life will be from 1 pm - 3 pm Saturday, July 8, at Calfee Funeral Home, 800 S. Oakwood Ave Beckley, WV.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for consideration of donations in Joe's name to The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.calfeefh.com
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.
Published on July 6, 2017
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