AMerican Veteran 11

Don L. Yoakam

April 29, 1931 ~ November 3, 2020 (age 89)


Don Yoakam, age 89, of Mount Vernon, passed away November 3, 2020 at the Knox Community Hospital.  He was born April 29, 1931 in Mount Vernon to Leslie and Della (Alexander) Yoakam.

Don was an United States Army Veteran.  He was employed by AEP for over 40 years, retiring in 1994.

Left to cherish his memory are his two children Debra (Bud) Fickes of Bellville and David (Pam) Yoakam of Centerburg; four grandchildren  April, Kelly, Sarah, and Naomi; four great grandchildren Audrey, Colton, Drew, and Winston, and two great-great grandchildren Daniel and Sugar Biscuit; nephew Tom Kearns and niece Darlene Peters.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Jo Anne Yoakam, sister Bonnie Lou Kearns.

The family is observing private services.

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