Yellott, longtime business owner, dies January 22

Jerry Yellott

Jerry Lynn Yellott Sr. 89, of DeQuincy, passed into the arms of his Savior on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 at his residence.

He was born to his late parents, Harry and Lorena Yellott on Aug. 30, 1930 in Longville. He was the former owner and operator of Yellott Ford Dealership in DeQuincy for 25 years. Jerry was an avid hunter and fishermen. If it got dark outside, he loved to go coon hunting. He loved spending time with his family, especially at the annual Couchon De lait (Pig Roast).

He is survived by his loving wife of over 67 years, Mary Agnes Yellott; two sons, Jerry Lynn Yellott Jr. and wife Sherry of DeQuincy and Kirk A. Yellott and wife Suzanne of DeQuincy; sister, Margie Lou of Moss Bluff; eight grandchildren, Jerry Lynn Yellott, III and wife Rebecca, Sean Michael Soileau and Sharon Ipes, Shannon Marie Soileau, Elizabeth Ann Konheim and husband Jeremy, Erick Yellott, Peyton Yellott and Brittany Evans, Hunter Purkey, Mackey Purkey, Micah Goss, Dacota Blevins; along with five great-grandchildren.

Jerry was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Yellott; grandson, Dallas Yellott; and granddaughter, Jessie Purkey.

Services were held at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home in DeQuincy on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 1 p.m., with Bro. Alvin Dale Smith officiating. Visitation began prior to the service on Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial followed at Masonic Cemetery.

Services were entrusted to Hixson-Snider Funeral Home, 205 E. Harrison St., DeQuincy.

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