Mr. York died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, following a brief illness.
Born Jan. 14, 1925, in Rabun County, he was a son of the late John Calvin and Frances Patton York.
Mr. York attended Habersham Baptist Church, and is a member of Clarkesville Masonic Lodge No. 325 F&AM, having received his 60-year apron. He was a United States Navy veteran, having served in World War II. He was a retired employee of Clarkesville Mill-United Merchants with 41 years of service and was a beekeeper.
Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, Dorothy Pritchett York; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna Faye and Darrell Tucker, Janice Lynn (Jan) and Rick Hames, Jody Leigh and David Wall; sons and daughters-in-law, James Michael (Jimmy) and Wanda York, the Rev. Chris Douglas and Sharon York; grandchildren, Paige Farrow, James B. York, John Michael York, Joseph York, Kevin York, Jeremy York, Jason Roberts; and 10 great-grandchildren. Mr. York was the last of his immediate family.
Special memorials may be made to Habersham Baptist Church, 506 Habersham Mills Road, Demorest, GA 30535.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the York family may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
The Northeast Georgian
Wednesday, June 4, 2014