Glenn Lester Yockey was born 8:15 pm, May 24, 1933 in Blooming Grove Township, Ohio. He was the tenth child of Clarence Alton Yockey Sr. and Mary Hoak.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; five children, Michael Yockey, Barbara Stanley, Mark Yockey, Cathy Yockey, and Duane Yockey; 10 grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three great grandchildren.
His mother died when he was only six. His father was a tenant farmer and times were lean during the second half of the Great Depression. The family moved from farm to farm. At one point, they lived in a cardboard shack by the railroad tracks. They heated it with coal that fell of the passing trains. At times all they had to eat were dandelion greens, maple tree leaves, and frogs or fish they could catch. He learned to make do and to be resourceful. That ability became a hallmark in his life.
He joined the Navy in May of 1952 and went to aviation electronics school in Millington, Tennessee. He went into Memphis on liberty and there met Evelyn Dianna Harlan. They fell in love and were married January 22, 1954 in South Weymouth, Massachusetts where he was then stationed. He was later stationed in Jacksonville, Florida and received an honorable discharge in May 1956. There he landed a job with IBM, where he worked as a customer service engineer. He was outstanding in his job, twice winning IBM’s national award for customer service. He was the technician other technicians called when they needed help.
The family moved to Winchester Springs, Tennessee in 1970. Glenn later moved to Tampa, Florida and then to Magna, Utah after he retired.
His wife joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1964. After several years of study, Glenn also was baptized in 1969. He served in numerous callings including Scoutmaster, Young Men’s Advisor, Counselor to five Branch Presidents and Bishops, Ward and Stake Clerk, and Stake Executive Secretary. He was very active in family history, preparing several thousand names for temple work.
His hobbies included fishing, camping, designing and building things, and fixing every mechanical and electronic device known to mankind. He will be remembered for his love of his family, hard work, patience, gentle manner, sneaky sense of humor, service to others, and, of course, his legendary mechanical skills.
Glenn passed away on August 26, 2022 at the age of 89.
A visitation will be held 10-11 a.m. and a funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, September 2, 2022 at Peel Funeral Home, 8525 W. Magna Main St. Interment: Pleasant Green Cemetery.
Friday, September 2, 2022
10:00 - 11:00am (Mountain time)
Friday, September 2, 2022
Starts at 11:00am (Mountain time)