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CLEON EDWARD “ED” YEAGER

January 6, 2019
Cleon Yeager

CLEON EDWARD “ED” YEAGER, 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 2, at the Wyngate Senior Living Community in Proctorville, Ohio. A member of the Greatest Generation, he was born June 28, 1926, in Latrobe, W.Va. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Edward Yeager and Ada Watson Yeager; sisters, Willa Peck of Mansfield, Ohio, and Zo White of Logan, W.Va.; first wife, Wilma Ethel (Thompson) Yeager, and second wife, Wilma Ann (Elkins) Yeager. Ed graduated from Logan High School in 1944 and enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war he was employed by Appalachian Power Company as a draftsman and later electrical engineer, retiring in 1988 in Huntington as substation superintendent. During his employment at Appalachian Power, he attended Marshall University and was a Red Cross First Aid and CPR Instructor. Ed was a founding member of New Baptist Church in Huntington. A Freemason, he was Past Master of Western Star Lodge #11 AFAM, High Priest of Guyandotte Chapter #10 RAM and member of Huntington Commandery #9. He was a Life Member of the American Legion and VFW Post #6878. Ed is survived by his son, Robert Edward (Ed) Yeager (Mary) of Westerville, Ohio; two granddaughters, Katherine Becker (Chris) and Grace Guagenti (Nick); and two great-granddaughters. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2019, at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Proctorville V.F.W. Post 6878 will conduct military graveside rites. Visitation will be held 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2019, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Huntington or Proctorville VFW Post 6878. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ehallfuneralhome.com.

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