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Dr. James William Yancy

Obituary for Dr. James William Yancy

January 13, 1924 - February 25, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 94


Dr. James William Yancy born in Killeen, Texas on January 13, 1924 to the late John William Yancy and Ola Lee Young Yancy, passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018. He was the only child and was raised on the family's ranch. He went to John Tarleton College and was the President of the Baptist Training Union. He graduated from Baylor Dental School in 1946. After graduating from Dental School, he was stationed in Greenland for 18 months. For another six months, he was stationed at Westover Field Army Air Force Base in Springfield, Mass where he met his wife, Lois Foster of 69 years, they married and moved to San Antonio, Texas in 1948, where he began his dental practice.

He was a member of the San Antonio Dental Society, including State and the American. He was an honorary member of Fellow International College of Dentistry and charter member of the Academy of Dentistry in 1960, which he served as 1st Vice-President. Jim was a board member of the Alamo Heights Methodist Church and Charity Ball Association.

Also, he was a member of the SACC, Argyle, and Conopus Club. His greatest interest was always his beloved wife, Lois, their children, and their grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lois; sons, Jimmy and wife, Corinne, Johnny and wife, Julie; his daughter, Deborah and her friend Viji; five grandchildren, Will Yancy and wife Elizabeth, Wes Yancy, Robert Yancy, Sarah Yancy, Hannah Yancy Sorley and her husband, Will. He enjoyed ranching and hunting with his family and friends at the family ranches.

The family wishes to extend grateful thanks to the wonderful caregivers and hospice for their loving care for Jim.

MARCH 6, 2018
1:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Mays Cancer Center or a charity of your choice.

Interment will be private.

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  • The Mays Cancer Center or a charity of your choice.

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Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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