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Mr. Samuel Clyde Yancey, age 75 of Covington passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018. He was born in Augusta, Georgia on December 14, 1942 to William Harvey and Dorothy C. Yancey. Mr. Yancey grew up in Augusta and in the Kirkwood Community of Atlanta. He graduated from Murphy High School and was a graduate of John Marshall Law School. Mr. Yancey owned and operated several businesses during his career and was a private investigator. He also worked for and retired from Dekalb County Solicitor’s Office at age 70 where he had worked as an investigator for 10 years. Mr. Yancey enjoyed photography, gardening, playing the guitar, talking on the CB radio, and he was a true animal lover. He was a member of the Covington First United Methodist Church. Mr. Yancey was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Judy Rogero.
Mr. Yancey is survived by his wife of 55 years Margaret Ann Yancey of Covington his two sons Jeff (Christal) Yancey of Griffin, Jody (Patti) Yancey of Lynchburg, Virginia, his daughter Jennifer Yancey Morganthall of Covington, his grandchildren Chris, Cameron, Taylor, Christian, Kelsey, Alex, Madison and Mallory his great grandchildren Marissa and Cayden his sister Margie Cash of Cartersville and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and close friends.
Memorial services for Mr. Yancey will be held at 11 o’clock Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Covington first United Methodist Church with The Reverend Doctor Douglas Gilreath and Reverend Jan McCoy officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home, 2157 East Street, SE, Covington, GA 30014 is in charge of the arrangements. A guest book may be signed on-line www.harwellfuneralhome.com.