Thaddeus Junior "Pappy" Yeager, 81, of Belpre, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at the Arcadia Nursing Facility, Coolville, Ohio.
He was born March 14, 1932 in Calhoun County, a son of the late Charlie and Ida Rush, Thaddeus O. Yeager and Lettie Wilson.
He was an U.S. Army veteran and was retired from O'Ames Plant #1 after 27 years of service. He was a member of the Calvary Community Church, since 1966. He loved his family, gospel music (The Gaithers), apple pie and McDonalds sweet tea (no ice).
Surviving is the love of his life, his wife of 53 years, Louise Richards Yeager; his son, Jeffrey Yeager (Andrea) of Clarksburg, W.Va.; his daughter, Norma Main (Ken) of Hilliard, Ohio; two sisters, Charlotte Perkins of Parkersburg and Edith Parsons of Five Forks, W.Va.; five grandchildren, Brittany Yeager of Clarksburg, Nicole and Amber Kline of Clearwater, Fla., Traves Yeager of Clarksburg, and Joshua McDaniel of McConnelsville, Ohio; one great-grandson, Max McDaniel; several special brothers and sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Charlie and Ida Rush and Thaddeus Yeager (Freda) and Lettie Wilson, he was preceded in death by one brother, Layman Wilson.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Calvary Community Church, Belpre with Pastor Ken Fullerton officiating. Interment will follow at the Torch Cemetery, Torch, Ohio, with full military rites by the American Legion Post 15. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre and Saturday one hour prior to the services at the church.
A guest book is available at www.lamberttatman.com.