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Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home & Rosewood Memorial Park

601 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA

OBITUARY

William Leroy Yost

December 1, 1928March 17, 2020
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William Leroy Yost – 91

Born December 1, 1928 in Oakland, Garrett County, Maryland.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry L. Yost Sr. and Sarah M. Yost; his sister, Virginia J. Holkamp, and his brothers, Harry L. Yost, Jr., John A. Yost, and Mahlon W. Yost. Also, his wife of 53 years, Dorothy J. Yost, and granddaughter, Sarah M. Buchtel.

He is survived by his three children, Jeanne K. Buchtel and husband, Bryan M. Buchtel, Carol Y. Bryan, and husband, Allan A. Bryan, and James W. Yost and wife, Kelly A. Yost; grandchildren, Jennifer B. Reynolds and husband, James M. Reynolds, Tyler W. Yost, and Christopher A. Bryan; and great grandchildren, Jessica R. Sipe, James W. Sipe, and Haley A. Ross.

He served in three wars in the United States Navy for 24 years and worked at the Headquarters of the NATO Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (SACLANT), Norfolk, VA and transferred to the Staff of Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Force (COMOPTEVFOR), Norfolk, VA. His rate was YNCS.

Private Service will be performed at Rosewood Memorial Park, 601 North Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

  • FAMILY

  • Dorothy J. Yost, Wife of 53 years (deceased)
  • Jeanne K. Buchtel and husband, Bryan M. Buchtel, Daughter
  • Carol Y. Bryan, and husband, Allan A. Bryan, Daughter
  • and James W. Yost and wife, Kelly A. Yost, Son
  • Jennifer B. Reynolds and husband, James M. Reynolds, Grandchild
  • Tyler W. Yost, Grandchild
  • Christopher A. Bryan, Grandchild
  • Jessica R. Sipe, Great Grandchild
  • James W. Sipe, Great Grandchild
  • Haley A. Ross, Great Grandchild
  • Sarah M. Buchtel, Grandchild (deceased)
  • He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry L. Yost Sr. and Sarah M. Yost; his sister, Virginia J. Holkamp, and his brothers, Harry L. Yost, Jr., John A. Yost, and Mahlon W. Yost. Also, his wife of 53 years, Dorothy J. Yost, and granddaughter, Sarah M. Buchtel.
  • DONATIONS

  • Sentara Hospice House

Services

  • Private Family Graveside Service

Memories

William Leroy Yost

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Gale Nuckols

March 19, 2020

Mr. Yost was a sweet, kind and quiet man. He was a family man. A good man. I will always remember our joined family gatherings where his presence was great and of which he was an important part. May he rest peacefully in heaven. God Bless all the family. May your wonderful memories be of comfort to you and keep him close to your heart.

Kathy Logsdon

March 19, 2020

Carol, Kay, and Jim -

I have memories of Uncle Bill going back to childhood. He would always take time to talk to us kids. Most of our visits were at Grandma and Grandpa Yost’s House, but some of my memories include times when he came to visit us in Kentucky.

We appreciated his time in the service to our country, and always loved seeing pictures of him in uniform

I know he and Mom stayed in touch with letters and phone calls. We still have all of his work on the family tree, and are thankful for that. I know my Mom and your Mom are with him now, along with all of the Yosts who have gone before.

This is a beautiful tribute to a wonderful man. We love you all, and are sending prayers, because we know all too well that this is a tough time for all of you. God bless.

Love,
Your Kentucky Family - Kathy, David, & Lisa

Jennifer Armstrong

March 18, 2020

What a beautiful video remembrance of your special Dad, Pop, Uncle, Friend. We knew him as Pop since that’s what the grand kids all called him. A truly sweet man who raised 3 amazing kids and showed so much love to his grandkids and in laws. He leaves a wonderful legacy. Our condolences to all the Yosts.
Brian, Jen, Drew and Brady

Richard Gilbert

March 18, 2020

Always looked forward to you all coming to visit in the summer. Uncle Bill was a wonderful man!! Glad I was able to bring Mom to see Uncle Bill a few years ago.

LISA HAYS

March 18, 2020

I'll never forget when I actually got to meet my great Uncle Bill! My Grannys 80th Bday party in Oakland, Maryland. I sat at the dinner table with them, listening to their childhood stories. Great Uncle Harry, Great Uncle Mahlon, and my Granny, Virginia June!
Sorry for the loss.
What a good family we came from.
Love them all.
Lisa Hays, Louisville Family!

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1945 Oakland High School graduation

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1945 Oakland High School graduation

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US Navy 1948

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Wedding Picture November 24, 1949 Oakland, MD

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Biography

William Leroy Yost – 91

Born December 1, 1928 in Oakland, Garrett County, Maryland.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry L. Yost Sr. and Sarah M. Yost; his sister, Virginia J. Holkamp, and his brothers, Harry L. Yost, Jr., John A. Yost, and Mahlon W. Yost. Also, his wife of 53 years, Dorothy J. Yost, and granddaughter, Sarah M. Buchtel.

He is survived by his three children, Jeanne K. Buchtel and husband, Bryan M. Buchtel, Carol Y. Bryan, and husband, Allan A. Bryan, and James W. Yost and wife, Kelly A. Yost; grandchildren, Jennifer B. Reynolds and husband, James M. Reynolds, Tyler W. Yost, and Christopher A. Bryan; and great grandchildren, Jessica R. Sipe, James W. Sipe, and Haley A. Ross.

He served in three wars in the United States Navy for 24 years and worked at the Headquarters of the NATO Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (SACLANT), Norfolk, VA and transferred to the Staff of Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Force (COMOPTEVFOR), Norfolk, VA. His rate was YNCS.

Private Service will be performed at Rosewood Memorial Park, 601 North Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462.