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Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Drive

311 Century Drive, Greenville, SC

OBITUARY

Rev. David D YEARICK

April 29, 1926October 26, 2016

Dr. David Yearick went Home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 26, at the McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville, SC.

He was born in 1926 in Lock Haven, PA, the son of Harry O. Yearick, Sr., and Martha R. Yearick. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Margaret (Bobbie) Cochran Yearick, his son Bob (Nancee Lee) of Greenville, daughter Marla (Ted) Allston of Taylors, and daughter Genie (Jerry) McCorkle of Normal, IL, 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and by one brother, Norman, of Waynesville, NC. He was predeceased by 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

Graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1944, he worked as a route salesman for Yearick’s Dairy during his high school years. He served in reserve and active duty with the Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1949; was trained as a tail gunner on the B-29 Superfortress, and was finishing his training when WWII ended. He served in the U. S. Occupation Army in Europe in 1946. Yearick entered Bob Jones University in 1947 and graduated with a double major in Bible and Radio in 1951, after which he served on staff of radio station WMUU in Greenville until 1963.

In 1964, he became pastor of Hampton Avenue Baptist Church, later known as Hampton Park Baptist Church when they moved to their new location on State Park Road in 1970. Yearick served as Senior Pastor of this congregation for 39 years, after which he became Pastor Emeritus, a position he held until his Homegoing. During these years, he ministered through nursing home and neighborhood Bible studies and also had an active radio ministry.

Hampton Park Christian School was founded under his leadership in 1970. Over the years he has served on the boards of several Christian and non-profit organizations. He was awarded a Doctorate of Divinity by his alma mater in 1981, and was chosen as Alumnus of the Year in 1991. He served on the University Board of Trustees for many years. In 1999, he was presented the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor, by Governor David Beasley.

Yearick will be remembered as a cherished voice at the pulpit and on the radio, a trusted pastor and humble leader in the community, and a beloved friend to thousands in the Upstate and beyond.

Visitations will be held on Sunday, October 30, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Mackey Mortuary on Century Drive in Greenville, and on Monday, October 31, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Hampton Park Baptist Church. His funeral will also be at Hampton Park on Monday at 2:00 p.m.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to EMU International, 209 Roberts Road, Taylors, SC, 29687; Spread Truth, 306 North Main Street, Bloomington, IL, 61701; The Wilds Christian Camp and Conference Center, 1000 Wilds Ridge Road, Brevard, NC, 28712; or to Piedmont Women's Center, PO Box 26866, Greenville, SC 29616.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, October 30, 2016
  • Visitation Monday, October 31, 2016
  • Funeral Monday, October 31, 2016

Memories

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Kathy Collins Schneider

December 3, 2016

Pastor Yearick and his family have a special meaning to me personally. They were a neighbor, I went to school with his daughter Genie, they took me to Church, they invited me to eat with them often. I loved the backyard cook outs. They were the family that I wished I had. I saw up close what family meant to them and how they reached out and touched others. They welcomed me into their family and spiritual life. They touched my life and I have a deep belief in God and faith that I don't think I would have known without them. I started going to church with them at the humble beginning of Hampton Avenue Baptist Church. It was a small church in a somewhat questionable neighborhood. I enjoyed all the youth activities they had. At the age of 12 after one of the retreats I asked Christ into my heart. I never confessed my saving not because I was ashamed to be saved but because I was ashamed that I had not been saved sooner. I was around all these God loving people and I didn't want to admit that I was a newcomer. I know now that they would have rejoiced if they had known. But what did I know I was only a kid that felt like I was outside looking into a world that I didn't feel like I belonged. I attended what became Hampton Park Baptist Church until I went away to college and I would visit when I came home. I married and moved around but when I came home I would come back to visit. It has amazed me what started in a small Church grew into something so large and wonderful but I know this was a vision that Pastor Yearick had. He wasn't a Preacher, he was a teacher when he Preached. When my Dad died I was told that the Yearicks came to the Church but I didn't see them. I am not aware that they knew my Dad but they knew of my Dad. It was so touching that they came. I had not seen the Yearick family in years. I am sorry I missed seeing them. I just found out about the passing of Pastor Yearick. I missed the opportunity to tell Pastor Yearick what he and his family meant to me and how they shaped my life and my beliefs. Pastor Yearick and his family meant so much to the little girl across the street and I want to say Thank You for teaching me about God's grace, forgiveness of sin and for bringing me to the Lord. If the family reads this message, please call me 770-853-4605. I would like to visit with Mrs. Yearick while I am in town. God Bless you all,

November 5, 2016

Dear Bobbie and family,
We want to thank you all for the testimony of Pastor Yearick and your family. We are praying for you all. we have been at Hampton Park Baptist Church now for 20 years and it's been a joy to be with brothers and sisters in the Lord. We look forward to the Lord's coming or our joining Pastor Yearick and so many of our loved ones in Heaven. We can only repeat what so many have said about you and Pastor Yearick's faithfulness to the Lord.

In Christian Love, Richard and Barbara Thompson and family

Tom Marchant

November 5, 2016

Pastor Yearick has been a committed Christian and embraced anyone who needed to 'find-the-way'. A great influence in the Greenville community!

Tom Marchant
370 Golden Bear Dr., Unit J-2
Pawleys Island, SC 29585-7379

November 3, 2016

We were saddened to hear of Pastor Yearick's passing. While we know he is experiencing fullness of joy in the presence of the Lord, he will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. He was a wonderful Pastor, and we will always remember him for his wisdom, as well as his kind and gentle spirit. He was such a Blessing to everyone! Our thoughts are with the Yearick family at this time. Claude and Linda Bentley (Travelers Rest, SC)

Sean and Linda (Gunter) Phillips

November 1, 2016

Our dear pastor officiated our wedding twenty years ago. He and Mrs. Yearick were so encouraging that day and had such sweet words to say on our wedding video. We were blessed to have such a man of God be a part of our lives.
We were in Greenville this summer and dropped by to see Ps. and Mrs. Yearick. It was a precious visit, and pastor prayed with us before we left. We will cherish that time we had with them.
Ps. and Mrs. Yearick were a sweet, godly example of what a marriage should be, and we are thankful for their loving faithfulness.
The Yearick family is in our prayers. We send our love from South Korea.

Art and Rose Sp;ringer

October 31, 2016

Praise the Lord for Pastor Yearick! We met him nearly 30 years ago when we enrolled our sons at Hampton Park Christian School. Though we are active in another fundamental Church in town, we have been blessed by him and Bobbie over the years. A wonderful memory was his officiating our son's wedding to a gal he met at the Christian School. Pastor was always humble, sweet, and gentle for all the years we knew him. I now have four grand-daughters at HPChristian School, three of them the children of my two boys that graduated in '91 and '97. Pastor Yearick will be missed but we know he is rejoicing in Heaven. Praise the Lord.

Cindi Hicks

October 31, 2016

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Pastor Yearick was a wonderful man. God bless you all during this time. Cindi Taylor Hicks

Gayle Kline

October 31, 2016

Thinking of the Yearick family at this sad time.

Carolyn Headrick

October 31, 2016


To The Yearick Family, We were so saddened to hear of the home going of Bro.Yearick. He was a great blessing to all who knew him. We appreciate the ministry he had here in Greenville. God bless each of the family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. We know God's grace will be sufficient.
Dr. Melvin Aiken & The Tabernacle Ministries
Dr. Charles Garrett, and WTBI Staff

Mac, Cynthia Knight

October 31, 2016

Dr. Yearick was one of the finest men to walk this earth. We know that he touched so many lives. It was a privilege to have known him. Our deepest sympathy in your loss.

FROM THE FAMILY