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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