Roy A. Yocum, 68, Schnellville

Roy A. Yocum, 68, of Schnellville, died Thursday, January 23, at his home. He was born in Lincoln County, Kentucky to Archie and Ella B. (Snow) Yocum. He was raised in Dubois County by the Tom and Betty Lechner and the Cleo and Jeanette Dishon families. He married Linda Wehr November 26, 1977, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in St. Anthony.

Roy was loader operator at several coal mines, most recently United Minerals. He owned and operated Yocum Trucking and Yocum Excavating before retiring to hobby jobs. He was a member of the Schnellville Community Club and Schnellville Conservation Club and enjoyed rabbit hunting, gardening, UTV riding, and spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Yocum; one daughter, Kelly Bieker and husband Chris, Celestine; one son, Nathan Yocum, Ferdinand;  two grandchildren, Cam and Amelia Bieker; his parental guardians, Tom and Betty Lechner, Jasper, and Cleo Dishon, Princeton; 10 brothers, Richard Yocum, Tom Lechner Jr. and wife Chris, John Lechner and wife Ribbi, Perry Dishon and wife Connie, Kendall Dishon and wife Lori, Kerri Dishon, Gilbert Rowland and wife Karen, Franklin Rowland, Samuel Rowland, and John Rowland and wife Debbie; and eight sisters; Eileen Benedict and husband David, Bonnie Schwenk and husband Donnie, Roxanne Cockerill and husband Jim, Kim Basham and husband Don, Dina Lechner, Karen Dishon, Kathleen David and husband Doyle, and Colleen Abell and husband Dennis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one guardian mother, Jeanette Dishon, and one sister, Arleen Bess.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Monday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. In lieu of flowers and gifts the family requests you honor Roy’s memory by supporting those less fortunate through charitable acts or donations of your choice. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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