William R. Yockey passed away Nov. 6, 2019, at his Grand Island home.
Born in Riverside on Oct. 2, 1927, Bill is survived by his wife of 69 years and best friend, Grace. He was also father to Brenda, Joyce, Denise, Amy and George. Bill also has many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was a World War II veteran. After finally getting his mother to agree to sign the papers, Bill enlisted in the Marines at 17 on his high school graduation day in 1944.
Bill worked at General Motors as a mechanical engineer for almost 40 years.
Bill and Grace also volunteered at their church and worked the food pantry well into their 80s. Bill was a great husband, father, grandfather, friend and role model for all who had ever met him, and even though he is no longer here, he has a permanent place in our hearts forever.