William Laughlin Youree, age 76 of Readyville, Tennessee, passed away on February 3, 2013, surrounded by family at Adams Place in Murfreesboro, TN.
A lifelong resident of Readyville, Mr. Youree was the son of the late Fred Craig Youree and Josie Fay Patrick Youree.
Mr. Youree graduated from Kittrell High School in 1955 and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University before serving in the US Army for two years. He spent twenty-five years as a loan officer for Production Credit Association, and time with First National Bank in Woodbury, before becoming a certified real estate appraiser. He was a farmer.
Mr. Youree was a member of the Rutherford County Equalization Board, Kittrell Fire Department Board President, Farm Bureau Board member, American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers, past president of the Tennessee Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, member of Tennessee Cattlemanâ€™s Association, The Gideonâ€™s International, Lions Club, Soil Conservation Services Supervisor , and he was charter member of MTSU's Block & Bridle. He was a 4-H volunteer and sponsor.
Mr. Youree was the clerk of session and an elder for Cripple Creek Presbyterian Church in Readyville. He was active in the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee.
He is survived by his wife Berry Ann Moore Youree of Readyville, with whom he was married for 50 years; daughters Cynthia Youree Gill and husband James of Gurley, Nebraska, and their children Elizabeth and Emily; Charlotte Rae Youree Peay and husband Joey of Readyville, and their children Madilyn, Natalie, Zachary and Carolyn; Cheryl Youree Yager and husband Edward of Nashville; and Carla Youree Bush and husband Matthew of Woodbury and their children Julie and Josie; and his sister Martha Claire Youree of Readyville.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Pastor Lawrence Clark will officiate. Burial will be in Cripple Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Fred Walkup, Jeff Woodin, Michael Sliger, George Curry, Bud Mitchell, John Ingle, Harding Fox, Randy Dickerson, Ronnie Pack, Jim Rust, Bobby Adams, Marvin Whitworth and Kenneth Fox.
Visitation will be 4:00PM to 8:00PM Tuesday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Cripple Creek Presbyterian Church's cemetery fund at 1247 Cripple Creek Road, Readyville, TN 37149
Online condolences can be made at www.woodfinchapel.com . 615-893-5151