2013-08-22 / Obituaries

Rev. Larry E. Yost Sr., 67


Rev. Larry Edward Yost Sr., 67, Hagerstown, died Monday August 19, 2013.

Born July 3, 1946, in Big Spring, Md., he was the son of the late Charles Raymond Yost and Rosie Viola Mills Yost.

He was the loving husband of Sandra “Sandy” A. Lynch Yost for 46 wonderful years.

He was a 1964 graduate of Clear Spring High School. He was the assistant pastor at Trinity Christian Church of Clear Spring for 25 years and attended Virginia Avenue Church of God in Hagerstown.

He was a veteran of the U.S. National Guard. He retired in 2008 from Washington County Board of Education as a custodial engineer after 36 years of service at several Washington County schools. He was very dedicated to his career and received many awards for his outstanding performance. He was also a lifetime logger.

He was very dedicated to his wife, children and spouses, grandchildren, great-grandson and his extended family. His hobbies were shooting pool, hunting, traveling, fishing and walking.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by a foster daughter, Tina Peeples; sons: Larry E. Yost Jr. and wife Tina of Hagerstown; Kevin L. Yost and wife Holly of Clear Spring; sisters: Jean I. Gladhill of Big Pool; Rev. Mary A. Douglas and Ruth L. Snyder, both of Clear Spring; brothers: Richard R. “Bud” Yost, James F. Yost and Rev. Lauren L. Yost, all of Clear Spring; five grandchildren: Kasey, Amanda, Dalton, Michael and Madison Yost; one great-grandson, Gavin Barton; and his canine companion, Maggie.

He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Dean Yost; two sisters: Carrie V. Stouffer and Betty J. Yost; and three brothers: Charles Yost, Clarence C. Yost and Douglas G. Yost.

Services will be held Friday August 23, 2013, at 1 p.m., at the Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., 13607 National Pike Clear Spring. Rev. Paul A. Harne, Rev. Robert Robinson, Rev. Mary A. Douglas and Rev. Lauren Yost will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Clear Spring.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening, August 22, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For the convenience of friends the funeral home will be open after noon.

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