John Edd Yancy, 78, of Paducah passed away at 3:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at his home in Nashville.
He retired from Yancy Paving where he was a co-owner, he also worked for the Kentucky State Highway Department. He was a United States Army veteran and he graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1958, with a degree in Civil Engineering.
He is survived by two daughters, Jody Yancy Bain and fiancé Tim Leneave of Nashville, Melissa Yancy Strong and husband Richard of Nashville; two sons, Stuart Yancy and wife Donna of Kevil, Kevin Yancy and wife Kim of Memphis; three sisters, Lucy Yancy, Mary Lou Smith and Jo Eva Yancy; two brothers, Bill Yancy and Frank Yancy; nine grandchildren, Adam Bain, Jonathan Yancy, Joshua Yancy, Kristen Yancy, Zachary Yancy, James Brody Strong, Amelia Strong, Catherine Strong, and Charlotte Strong; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Nell Louise Yancy. His parents were William and Martha Leota Yancy.
Graveside services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2013, at the Houser Grove Church of Christ Cemetery. There will be no public visitation.
Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Lone Oak is in charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203.