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View a eulogy for John Clarke Yeisley, USMA '69, who passed away on August 1, 2017.

John Clarke Yeisley

West Point, 1969

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by William H. Ward on August 8, 2017:

Another of our number who has left us all too soon. His online Register summary bespeaks a most impressive career, both active duty and afterwards. MSEE from Ga Tech and a "P" at West Point. From what I've gathered, he was a super-modest man, always leaving it to others to write of his accolades. I regret I'll never get the chance to meet him.

Here is his obituary found online, as published by the Sunset Funeral Home in El Paso, TX:

Col John Clarke Yeisley (Ret.)
January 16, 1946 - August 1, 2017

JOHN CLARKE YEISLEY passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the age of 71. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother and will be greatly missed.

He was very humble even through all his accomplishments. He was a graduate of the prestigious West Point Military Academy and went on to serve with honor with the United States Army serving in Vietnam and had a tremendous role in Iraq with the Air Defense Artillery and retired as a Colonel.

He was preceded in death by his sisters; Cheryl Yeisley --Tricca and Bette Leone.

He is survived by his adult children; Mike Yeisley, Kim Shepard and her husband Russell Shepard, Dave Yeisley, his siblings; Carol Yeisley-Salpoglou, Lyn Yeisley-Boudreau, Bobby Yeisley, grandchildren; Kyle Shepard, Amber Shepard, Jack Yeisley, Brittany Shepard and 1 great-grandchild Kyleigh Hope Johnson.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 5:00PM to 9:00PM at Sunset Funeral Home-West. Interment will be held at a later date at West Point Cemetery in West Point, New York.

Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-West, 480 N. Resler Dr., El Paso, TX.

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