Jessie B. Yocum, 77, of Stanford, KY passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 peacefully at home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Born on February 7, 1943 in Middleburg, KY to the late Edward Clay Yocum and Lizzie Reynolds Yocum. Jessie was a hardworking and ambitious man. He worked as a farmer, was the caretaker at Buffalo Springs Cemetery for 20 years, a Monument Dealer for 32 years, and briefly owned Yocum's Grocery in Boneyville, KY. He loved the Lord and was member of the Dix River Pentecostal Church. He enjoyed talking to anyone, Jessie never met a stranger. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather to Colin and Bella. He dearly loved his family.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Ersie Coleman Yocum of Stanford, KY; one son, Bruce Yocum (Vicki) of Stanford, KY; one daughter, Carlena Scharbrough Delaney of Stanford, KY one brother, Tom Yocum of Crab Orchard, KY; two sisters, Rosie Scharbrough of Stanford, KY and Elvena Yocum of Waynesburg, KY; two great-grandchildren, Colin Scharbrough and Bella Scharbrough; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lizzie Yocum; three brothers, Billy Yocum, Ellis Yocum and Marion Yocum; and a grandson, Corey Scharbrough.
Visitation has been scheduled for Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Spurlin Funeral Home in Stanford, KY. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Spurlin Funeral Home in Stanford, KY with Rev. Walter Bowling officiating. Burial will follow at Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford, KY.
Active Pallbearers are James Humphrey, Lonnie Scharbrough, Preston Scharbrough, Tim Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Danny Yocum and Arvin Coleman.
Honorary Pallbearers will be nephews.
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