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Updated:01 Nov 2012
Created: 01 Nov 2012
Sapulpa Herald
Sapulpa, Creek County, Oklahoma
March 8, 2012

Shelby Yocham, 84, a longtime resident of Kellyville, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Hillcrest Medical Center. He was born June 28, 1927 to Troy and Dortha (Weiher) Yocham in Oakland, Arkansas.
Shelby worked at Rogers Bakery, Boyles Galvanizing and operated a milk collection route before becoming a self-employed welder. He enjoyed farming and raising cattle.
He was preceded in death by his parents Troy and Dortha, and his brothers Elmer, George, Darrell and Gary Yocham.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years Opal Yocham of the home; daughter Cheryl Banks and husband Curtis of Kansas City; son Duane Yocham and wife Sherri of Kellyville; grandchildren Brad and wife Kim, Justin and wife Kimberly of Kellyville, and Kristen Yocham of Sapulpa; five great-grandchildren Skylar, Kylie, Ava, Haydan, and Ty Yocham; two sisters Vera Davis of Nashville, TN and Shirley Harris of Lufkin, TX; and two brothers Lester and Marvin Yocham of Kellyville.
Visitation will be March 11 from 6 to 8 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel, Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Funeral services will be March 12 at 2 pm at Kellyville Baptist Church. Officiating will be Mike Kimball and Gary Staiger. Pallbearers will be Bill Bolin, Jack Denham, Jim Hiett, Pete Little, Ronnie Thomas, and Marvin Willis. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Robbins and Jack Turner.
Interment to follow at Sunrise Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Sapulpa, OK.



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