Roger Eugene Yocom

February 28, 1935 - September 4, 2021

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Roger E. Yocom, 86, of Cable, Ohio passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021 in Springfield Regional Medical Center.

Roger was born February 28, 1935 in Urbana, Ohio, the son of Raymond E. and Rachel (Prince) Yocom. He was a graduate of Wayne-Woodstock School in 1953. Roger and his brother, Ross grew up on the family farm and farming was their passion. They eventually took over the family farm naming it Yocom Brothers. Roger attended Church of Christ in Christian Union in Urbana. He was a member of the Champaign Cruisers, Farm Bureau Council, 5-H Club and AAA Board member. He loved bowling, horseshoes, and traveling.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Betty Lou (Mattox) Yocom; daughter, Jill (Jerry) Thomas; son, Jerry (Carol) Yocom; grandchildren, Jerrod, Megan, Sara, Jason M., Jason L., Luke and J.R.; 3 great grandchildren; brothers, Roderick E. Yocom, Ross E. Yocom as well as several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Roland E. Yocom.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7p.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2021 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021 in the funeral home with Pastor David VanHoose officiating.

Burial will follow in Jenkins Chapel Cemetery, Cable, Ohio.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com


Vickie (Johnson) Rommel - Sep 11, 2021
I happened to find Roger’s obit while viewing my cousin, Scott Johnson’s obit. I am truly sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. I have a lot of fond memories of him and the family. I know he was well loved by so many and will be greatly missed. Mom, dad, and I will keep you all in prayer.
Janie Randall-Daulton & Margaret (Peggy) Ropp - Sep 9, 2021
Dear Friends, so sorry to hear of Rogers passing. We will keep you all in our prayers. Siincerely In Him, Peggy and Janie
Due and Dave Roland - Sep 8, 2021
So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for entire family
Henry Zimmerman - Sep 8, 2021
"My Thought's & Prayer's" go out To Betty Lou, Jill, & Jerry, & the Extended Yocum, & Mattox, Family's. May "GOD" "BLESS" Betty Lou, & Jill, & Jerry, Grandchildren & The Families. And Bring you Peace & Healing. And may "GOD" Come into your Heart's & help you through the Coming Day's. Roger, & Betty Lou, are Good People & raised a fine Family. May you be at R.I.H.Roger. And May your. "Journey into Heaven" have been a "Peaceful Journey".
Dean Judy Davis - Sep 8, 2021
Roger had the biggest smile and heart we have ever seen. He will certainly be missed. I know we are better people from knowing this wonderful man.
Russell and Patty Bush - Sep 8, 2021
So Sorry for your loss.
Lisa Jordan Atchison - Sep 8, 2021
I am so very sorry for your loss, please know you all are in my prayers. My deepest condolences to everyone. Pastor Lisa Jordan Atchison & Danny Atchison
Jerry fields - Sep 8, 2021
I'm sorry to hear of Rodgers passing. I always enjoyed hearing him joke and laugh. Prayers and hugs to all
Jane and Rick Rice - Sep 7, 2021
Ross and Mary Yocom and all the Yocom family. All our family sends much love to you all. Roger and Ross both have always been so good to show us the farm. Roger would let us ride with him in the combine to see the computerized machinery. This is surely a loss to a great brotherly partnership. May God comfort you all.
Sheila Kreglow - Sep 7, 2021
It is hard to know what to say at this time but know I care and that the Yocom Family's in my thoughts.May God bless and strenthen you during your time of loss today and every day.

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