Leonard Clark Yost, Sr.

Born: Sun., Jan. 20, 1935
Died: Sun., Nov. 24, 2019


Visitation

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Mon., Dec. 02, 2019
Location: First Christian Church


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., Dec. 02, 2019
Location: First Christian Church


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Leonard Clark “Pooch” Yost, Sr., age 84 of Pulaski, formerly of Bluefield, Virginia, died Sunday, November 24, 2019 at his residence.  He was born in Bluefield, VA on January 20, 1935, and was the son of the late Pauline Davis Yost and Frederick Leonard Yost.  Pooch was a veteran of the United States Army and National Guard, was a retired physical education teacher in the Public School system in the Bluefield area, was a member of First Christian Church (DOC) in Pulaski, was a devoted member of the Dublin Lions Club where he served with enthusiasm as Tail Twister for many years, and was a member of the American Legion Post #58 of Dublin. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased in death by a brother; Ronnie Yost and a sister Pauline Yost Lucas.  He is survived by his son; Chuck Yost (Janie) of Bluefield, VA:  daughters; Lesli Reynolds (Lane) of Poplarville, MS, and Jaynee Kessler (David) of Bradenton, FL: a brother; Ted Yost of Bluefield, VA, along with nine grandchildren: Jeremiah Farmer of Bluefield, VA, Robin White (Kyle) of Murfreesboro, TN, Nicolas Farmer (Renee) Pulaski, Mikael Kessler (Delana) of Charlotte, NC, Tyler Yost of Knoxville, TN, Andrew Farmer of Bluefield, VA, Zachary Yost (Leslie) of Oak Ridge, TN, Joey Reynolds of Jackson, MS, and Chris Reynolds of Poplarville, MS: and eleven great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held Monday, December 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at First Christian Church (DOC) 524 N. Jefferson Ave. Pulaski, VA 24301, with the Rev. Dr. John Dunstan officiating.  Interment will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery 5550 Bagging Plant Road, Dublin, VA 24084, where the American Legion Post 58 and the National Guard will perform military honors.  Visiting will be at the church on Monday from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m.  A special note of appreciation to one of his grandson’s, “Nick” for always being there for him, along with his special friends:  Barry, Ron, Jerry and numerous others.  For those who wish, contributions may be made to the First Christian Church P.O. Box 1007 Pulaski, VA 24301 or the Dublin Lions Club P.O. Box 1225 Dublin, VA 24084.  

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Ted Reeves
   Posted Tue November 26, 2019
I am so very sorry to hear of Mr Yost passing. Thank You for posting the obituary. Oh what a wonderful life he lived. I know your family is so proud of his example of service and dedication to others through his long and productive life. May God ease the pain of the loss of your Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather. Keep the sweet memories in your heart till you meet again in Heaven.

Susie Jackson
   Posted Tue November 26, 2019
Chuck and Janie I'm so sorry for the loss of your dad. Praying you feel God's peace and comfort during this time. You will be in my prayers.

Tina Durham Davis
   Posted Tue November 26, 2019
I was very sad to hear about Poochie’s passing. I was a teacher with him at North Tazewell Elementary years ago and we car pooled together. I have fond memories of him singing the song Oklahoma to me every morning when he found out I was moving to Oklahoma City. He was a very special person.

Terrie Sternberg
   Posted Tue November 26, 2019
This is so sad to hear - "Pooch" had a large spirit and seemed to have a real zest for life. We were so blessed to have him join us for the Veterans' Appreciation Breakfast on November 10 at First Christian Church. We will miss Mr. Yost. God hold his family close.

Daniel Tibbs
   Posted Fri November 29, 2019
I was blessed to meet and befriend Poochie at Blfd. State. We had several classes together. I will never forget that wit and smile that he always shared with those friends in his circle. Be happy because I know he is now walking the streets of Gold.


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