OBITUARY

James Thomas Yonkers

October 8, 1944January 9, 2021

James Thomas Yonkers, 76, of Golden Oak, Florida, passed away on January 9th, 2021. Jim was born in Cleveland, Ohio and loved living in Central Florida where he enjoyed golfing and fishing regularly.

Jim lived his life wholeheartedly for Jesus. Jim never met a stranger, and never missed an opportunity to point someone to the love of Jesus whether it be a valet clerk, or a grocery store attendant. He will be most remembered for the way he unapologetically shared his faith, and his love for Christ with others. Jim was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He adored his wife and loved his children and grandchildren beyond measure. Jim loved well and deeply. He lived his life in service to God and others. Jim is a veteran of the Vietnam War. A proud American patriot, he served honorably in the United States Army.

Jim was the founder and CEO of Yonkers Industries, Inc. He was extremely passionate about his work, exceeding his clients’ expectations, and the well-being of his employees. Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Marie and Robert Yonkers, his sister Barbara Yonkers Carpenter, his nephew Matthew James King, and his grandson, Ethan Gregory Workman. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Sabrina Yonkers; his children, Halle Workman (Steve Roush), Trent Yonkers, Jimmy Yonkers, Mark Yonkers (Kendra Yonkers), and Josh Jackson; his siblings, Dolores Yonkers Toth (Jim Toth), Robert Yonkers (Virginia Yonkers), Karen Yonkers Mullins (Allen Mullins), Susan Rego, Salli King, Kim Yonkers (Linda Yonkers), and Mark Yonkers (Gay Yonkers); his grandchildren, Afton Beer, Aiden Workman, Ella Jackson, London Yonkers, Liam Workman, Elora Koszewski, Ben and Selena Roush; and great-grandson, Kai Acklin.

Jim was an extraordinary man, he had a keen ability to believe in people in a way that changed lives. He lived generously and with an eternal perspective. He profoundly touched the lives of all who came in contact with him. His time on earth is done, but the impact he had on those he loved will be carried on in his legacy, for the glory of Jesus Christ, whom he loved most of all.

A service celebrating Jim’s life will be held on Wednesday, January 13th at 1pm at Church in the Son.

In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to please consider making a donation to ‘Church in the Son,’ in Jim’s honor. www.churchintheson.com

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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Donna Bennington

January 16, 2021

It was a privilege to meet and become friends with Jim. We would often see one another at the gym. My husband and I enjoyed breaking bread with Jim, and Sabrina, and having meaningful conversations whenever and wherever we met up during any given day. He was, quite simply, a good and Godly man. My heart and prayers go out to Sabrina and her family. May His perfect peace be your comfort at this time. 🙏🏻

Marilyn Delvalle

January 14, 2021

I was one of the wait staff at the villas of Grand Cypress where Mr Yonkers loved to play gulf. The impact he had on our lives is life changing. He never treated us as just servers but as family. And I always enjoyed talking to him about Christ and family. It was an honor and privilege to have not only serve him and his family but just being part of their lives. Sincerely Marilyn DelValle

Jonathan Ledden

January 14, 2021

We are so sorry to hear about Jim. We knew him as an incredibly friendly neighbor and golf club colleague. He always took a moment to ask “how are you” and compliment others. He took more interest in others than himself - a very decent man. We will miss him. Our deepest condolences to the family and friends - the Ledden family; Golden Oak.

Barry Jacobson

January 13, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to Sabrina and the family. I was sad to hear of the passing of my dear friend Jim. He was a wonderful man, he loved his God and his family with all his heart. Jim was a confidant, a mentor, and always someone who coached and guided me based on his years of experience in business and in life. I will miss him dearly and know that God has enveloped Jim in his warm embrace. God rest his beautiful soul.

Tom Guerard

January 13, 2021

Jim was such a fine man, remarkable businessman, family oriented, good friend, and such an absolutely in depth human being . I only remember the finest of this gentle man. 'Better be ready for church when visiting'. What a Catholic! Pope missed out on knowing this servant. He is missed by so many. Deep & loving thoughts for his children, family , and friends.
I am a better man for knowing him.

Emmad Soltan

January 13, 2021

Rest in Peace dear friend. I am very thankful for the wonderful days I worked at Yonkers Industries in Cary, North Carolina for 13 years. We will miss you. Deepest condolences to Sabrina and the family.

Karen Yonkers Mullins

January 13, 2021

Dear Jim, I will always remember the closeness we had growing into our adult lives. Living with you in Texas,Texas at Elon’s two stepping, , at weddings we were always dancing partners,swinging each other all around the dance floor while people watched us. Will remember all the holidays we spent together as children, in Texas , where you flew me on a private plane to Ohio on New Years ,all of us dressed in our Texas finest. Then all our weekends at Wrightsville beach and holidays, hanging out, long walks talking,just you and me, and time with mom and dad there.
I hope you can rest peacefully now.

Gregory Williams

January 13, 2021

Condolences from Greg and Tami Williams.

Sabrina and Family. We will miss Jim. He had great faith in God and was sure to let you know that Jesus Loves You and Jim Loves You. So much Faith, Courage, Passion, and Love in one human body which will be missed, but his spirit will live on with everyone he touched.
God's Graces to each of you.

Alice Morgan

January 13, 2021

Jimmy, Mark and Family, My heart breaks for your loss. Your Dad was a Class Act that loved his family and was always there when you needed him. He was always kind to Rachel and I know she appreciated it. Keep him close in your heart

Jenna LaGuardia

January 13, 2021

So many wonderful memories shared with our Jungle Jim — swimming with the stingrays, the pirate cave adventure, Wilmington Christmases, skiing with the boys — the list could go on and on. Brother to our mother, dearest friend to our father - we will always be thankful that God brought our families together in such a beautiful way. We will miss you Jungle Jim.
Jenna, Lee and Justine

FROM THE FAMILY