Death is a Joyful messenger of peace!
Henry E Yancy Jr was born to Henry E Yancy Sr and Pauline Yancy on July 23,1937 in Anjean, West Virginia. He was the first born of five children, Gus Yancy (deceased), Ella Taylor, George Yancy and Nancy Wright. He was reared and educated in Beckley, West Virginia. Shortly after graduating from High School in 1956, he pursed a career in the United States Navy where he served 23 years. He retired with an Honorable Discharged in the ranked of Chief Petty Officer (CPO) 1975. After retiring from military he pursued a civilian career as a ship fitter at Portsmouth Naval Ship Yard, then retired after 24 years.
Although he was a devoted family man, he loved to spend time with his grand and great grandchildren. (Who called him PaPa) He was “that man” If you needed a place to rest your head, you can come to, “The Post”. The post was a house of refuge anything you need was provided at The Post! He was a loving and caring man full of wisdom.Even in the mist of his battle, he remained humble to know God was always with him. He was strong and courageous in the mist of his storm. He truly loved the Lord. In his past time he loved watching football (Steelers) basketball, bowling, gardening (relaxed him), he really was an all around sports man and a jack of all trades. In his later years as his health starts to fail him he enjoyed being around his family, riding his scooter at the beach or at the park, watching Law and Order, NCIS and the newest one Chicago PD. In his pursuit of Gods direction for his life he was a member of the Kingdom Hall in Virginia Beach, VA for many years. He relocated to Monroeville PA to be closer to his brother and get medical attention, here he came to know the Lord Jesus Christ. He received The Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and was baptized at New Jerusalem Holiness in Pittsburgh. He loved to watch the Canton Spirituals with with Uncle George and Aunt Janie, going to church and he also enjoyed singing with his bother George his favorite song, “Let us break bread together on our knees.”
He was the best example of what a father, brother and friend should look like and we appreciate him for being that example to us. He fathered and is survived by seven children Dawn Alamilo, Henry Huntsberry, Everette Johns, Adrian Yancy, Andrea Yancy, Raymond (Dion) Yancy and Jennifer Yancy.
He is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends
He will be deeply missed, but we know absent from the body is present with the Lord.
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