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YOCOM, Tommy Ray  14 May 1942 - 20 Aug 2013 (h/o Janie Chapman Yocom; s/o Harold Bertis Yocom, Sr. and Martha Louise Wilburn Yocom)
YOCOM, Janie Chapman 28 Sep 1946 - 20 May 2008.(wife of Tommy Ray Yocom.
(wife of Tommy Ray Yocom. d/o John Franklin Chapman and Dorothy May Cates Chapman.)

Tommie & Janie Yocom

Tommie Ray Yocom
May 14, 1942 - August 20, 2013
Died at Duck River, Tennessee

Mr. Tommie Ray Yocom, 71, resident of Mobley Ridge Road in Duck River, died Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Alvin C. York VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Dr. Dwain Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Reese's Chapel
Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered online at
The Lawrence County native was the son of the late Harold Bertis Yocom, Sr. and Martha Louise Wilburn Yocom. On July 14, 1972 he married Janie Ruth Chapman
Yocom who preceded him in death May 20, 2008. He later married Linda Gail Nichols Yocom of Duck River who survives. Mr. Yocom served in the U.S. Army and was
a highly decorated veteran of the Vietnam War. After his discharge from the Army he joined the National Guard. Mr. Yocom was retired from Union Carbide Corp.
He loved his family, farming and was an avid gun collector. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, Michael David (Tammy) Adams of Columbia; grandchildren, John Michael Andrew Adams and Brianna Lynn Adams both
of Columbia; great granddaughter, Paisley Grace Adams; step-daughter, Amy (David) Harris of Columbia; step-sons, Brent McCain of Mt. Pleasant, Brad McCain of
Columbia; step-grandchildren, Abbey Harris, Allison Harris, Savannah McCain, Courtney McCain, Seth McCain, Cameron McCain; sisters, Carolyn (Jerry) Lynch, Pat
(Larry) Richardson both of Petersburg; brother, Harold B. Yocom, Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother Johnny Mack Yocom. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers include Sheriff Enoch George, James Patterson and R.P.
Williams Company employees.


Mrs. Janie Ruth Chapman Yocom, 61, died Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at her residence on Mapleash Avenue in Columbia

Funeral services were conducted at 12 noon Friday at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. David I. Bradley officiating. Burial was in Reese’s Chapel Cemetery. The family visited with friends Thursday May 22 from 4 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Notes of sympathy were sent to the family at

The Maury County native was the daughter of the late John Franklin Chapman and Dorothy May Cates Chapman. She attended Mynders School. On July 14, 1972 she married Tommy Ray Yocom of Columbia, who survives her. Mrs. Yocom loved to work in her garden and with her flowers, was an avid fan of NASCAR, and loved her dog, “Baby”. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors in addition to her husband include her son, David (Tammy) Adams of Columbia; granddaughter, Brianna Lynn Adams of Columbia; and grandson, John Michael Andrew Adams of Columbia.

Pallbearers will be Gene Hight, Scotty Lynch, Michael Lynch, Anthony Lynch, Dale Cates and Rudy Cates. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Lynch, Clay Hopwood, R.P. Williams and employees of R.P. Williams Co.

Tombstone photo by Wayne Austin, Aug 30, 2003. Revised for one of life's reality 23 Feb 2009 Janie's passing. Information from the Oaks & Nichols Obituary.