Obituary for Paul L. Yarnell Sr.
Paul L. Yarnell, Sr., 91, of Harrisburg, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 6, 2017, in the Residence of the Jewish Home.
Born in Frackville on March 28, 1926, he was the son of the late Ellsworth Clinton and Ethel Shuey Yarnell.
Paul retired as a utility technician for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. He was a 1943 graduate of the Milton Hershey Industrial School. Paul was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during World War II. He was a member of Brookfield Bible Church, Harrisburg, and its Fishermen’s Fellowship and Choir; and a former member of Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, Rutherford, where he served as a Deacon, Steward, Youth Leader and Sunday School Teacher. Paul enjoyed fishing and gardening. A man who always had a smile on his face, Paul loved to visit with people and spend time with his family.
A devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Paul is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Phyllis Irene Lamason Yarnell, whom he married on October 25, 1947; one daughter, Cheryl L. Cupp wife of Wayne of Harrisburg; one son, Paul L. “Butch” Yarnell, Jr. husband of Cindy E. of Harrisburg; three grandchildren, David W. Cupp husband of Desirae, Jason D. Cupp husband of Jennifer, and Jaime A. Yarnell Barnes wife of Jack; eight great grandchildren, Gavin Cupp, Dominick Fleagle, Dreyson Cupp, Ariana Cupp, Eli Barnes, Alexis Cupp, Lucas Barnes, and Nathan Barnes; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 13, 2017, at 11 AM in the Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, with The Rev. James J. Penica, pastor of the Hilltop Christian Church, Newport, officiating. Interment with military honors will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Lower Paxton Township. Viewing will be held in the funeral home Thursday from 10 AM until time of the service.
Those desiring may send memorial contributions to Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 250, Harrisburg, PA 17110; or to the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg, 4000 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112.
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