Jerry Yost | Obituaries | West Virginia Times
Jerry Lee Yost
October 18, 1933 –
February 9, 2022
Jerry Lee Yost, 88, of Statler Run went to join the Lord on February 9, 2022. He passed away at JW Ruby Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was predeceased by his lovely wife, 57-year-old Audra Errol Donley Yost.
Jerry was born October 18, 1933 at his Crossroads, WV residence to the late Henry J. Yost and Garnet Ogerette Tennant Yost. Jerry retired from the Carnegie Natural Gas Company, Mannington Division as a meter reader, draftsman and lineman.
He is survived by his two daughters, Leanne Yost Durst and her husband Michael Durst and Glenda Yost Cummins and her husband Jess Cummins, four grandchildren Beth Durst Hutson and her husband Andrew Hutson and Michael Durst II of Fairmont, Luke Cummins and Scott Cummins of Statler Run, two great-grandsons, Spencer and Nikolai Hutson. Also surviving are two sisters, Eileen Kucera of Deltona, FL, Mary Alvarez and her husband Victor of Kingman, AZ, four brothers Gene Yost and his wife Sarah of Mt. Morris, PA, Gary Yost of Frederick, MD, Larry Yost and his wife MaryLou of Mt. Morris, PA, and Roger Yost and wife Nancy of Core, WV. He also leaves to mourn many nieces and nephews.
Jerry served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1957. He spent much of his active duty time in Fountainebleu, France. Jerry was a member of the Liming’s Ridge Church of Christ in Burton. He and Errol attended Miracle Run United Methodist Church for several years. After Errol passed away, he attended Jakes Run Assembly of God with his daughters. Jerry has also been a member of the Monongalia Co. Farm Bureau for 47 years. He was actively president for 26 years. He very much enjoyed leading their annual bus trips to lobby for farmers in the state capital of Charleston. He was also chairman and member of the Agricultural Services Committee at Morgantown.
Jerry and his brother, Gene, had many common pursuits in their younger years, including Yost Brother’s Logging Co. for which they used a horse and one of the first one-man chainsaws. When Jerry was eighteen, he and his brother bought the Yost Brother sawmill. Later, they bought a milk truck and hauled milk for the Carnation Milk Co. from Cameron and Garrison Ridge in Greene County, Pennsylvania. Jerry also began working for Pennzoil Gas Co. at Wetzel Co. and later Jakes Run. He then worked at Carnegie Natural Gas Co. for the next twenty-five years and retired in 1996. He retired to enjoy his lifelong passions for water well drilling and farming.
Friends will be received at Jakes Run Assembly of God Church, 1790 Jakes Run Rd., Fairview, WV for visitation from 4-8 p.m. Monday, February 14 and 10-11 a.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Robert Bennett, Pastor Jerry Teter, Pastor Rose Saunders and Pastor Dave Spears officiating. Interment will follow at Tennant Cemetery in Pentress, WV. All are invited to attend the funeral dinner at the Jakes Run Assembly of God Youth and Family Center after the internment. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tennant Cemetery. Please send to Huntington Bank, Blacksville, WV 26521
Tennant Funeral Home in Hundred, WV is making arrangements.
Published on February 14, 2022