James Ernest Yeary

Nov. 7, 1946-March 5, 2021


James Ernest Yeary, 74, of Alamo passed away March 5, 2021, peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones, after a long battle with cancer.

James was born Nov. 7, 1946, in Kentucky, son of Floyd and Geneva (Hendricks) Yeary.

James was a 1965 graduate of Turkey Run High School. He was a Vietnam veteran and served from 1965-1971 in the United States Air Force as a Staff Sargent.

James retired from Raybestos in Crawfordsville and after retirement he enjoyed gardening and wood working.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, watching sci-fi movies and spending time with his cat, Tabby. 

James is survived by daughters, April Yeary (Chris Hayes) and Amy Cummins; six grandchildren, Travis Yeary, Sierra Cummins, Robert (Kayla) Yeary, Rebekah Hayes, Destiny (Anthony) Richie and Christopher Hayes; five great-grandchildren; sister Tina (Benny) Menchaca; and close friends he thought of as family, Angie (Greg) Burge, Samuel Burge, Meagan (Darrel) Newkirk, Michael Wurtsbaugh and Brigida Garcia. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Lena (Michael) Payne; and an infant brother, Bobby Dale Yeary.

The family chose cremation with a celebration of life gathering 4-8 p.m. Friday, March 12 at the Alamo Fire Department. Friends and family are welcome to attend. Sanders Shoemaker Funeral Care in Waynetown entrusted with care.

Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.


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