David Allen “Tank” Yocum

November 12, 1974 ‒ September 22, 2014

Delaware, Ohio

David “Tank” Yocum, 39, of Delaware passed away unexpectedly Monday afternoon September 22, 2014.
He was born November 12, 1974 in Columbus to Jack Yocum and Debie Jordan.
He was a graduate of East Knox High School in Howard, Ohio and the Hocking Hills Culinary School. He served his country as a member of the United States Navy during Desert Storm. His passion was cooking and he worked as an executive chef. To all that knew him, he was also an avid hunter, outdoorsman, loving husband and father.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife Robin (Schaaf); son Damien at home; daughter Franny Flores of Toledo; mother and father Debie and Robert McBride of Cardington; brother Robby McBride and companion Annette Alice of New Albany; sisters Debbie (Jamie) Zimmerman of Columbus and Leslie McBride of Virginia; paternal grandmother Peg Compton of Ostrander; special aunts and uncles Thresa and Gary Runyan and Duane “Boo” and Debbie Robinson; numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; special family friend Ken and Tammy Watts. He was preceded in death by his biological father Jack Yocum and paternal grandfather Paul Jordan.
Please contact the family at 740-531-3022 for visitation and funeral service times.
Contributions in Tank’s memory may be made to the funeral home to assist with expenses.
Condolences may be expressed to the family and memoires may be shared by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • I knew David many years ago. I remember he liked to laugh and cut up. I am sorry for all the family is going through and the lose of him in their lives. I pray God will draw you to his heart and be very real to you as you grieve and heal.

  • Robin, We are so sorry to hear about this. Katie and I are here for you guys if you need us. Dave was like a brother to us. Yeah he was a pain in the butt sometimes, but that’s what brothers are for. It was always nice to see his smiling face show up at the Dispatch. We always wondered, “What’s Dave going to say or do tonight”? He will be missed so much. R.I.P Hunter Dude!!!

  • I’m just a stranger from Morrow County. I wanted to send my condolences on the tragic loss of your loved one. Sending prayers to him, you and your family.

  • I did not know your son or the family; however, on behalf of my family we would like to express our deepest sympathy for your family during your time of loss. Our prayers are with all of you and ask that God would wrap his arms around each one of you and that you would feel his presence and know his love and peace.

  • Thank you for your service during Desert Storm.
    May you find peace now.
    May your family have the strength and courage to carry on.

    Love and Hugs!!

  • I do not know you or your son. As a Christian I will say this, “We are not to ask or wonder why” God had his reason’s for this happening and your son will let you know some day as to the why. I am so sorry for the loss of your son, your father and husband. God Bless each and everyone.

  • Robin, i am so sorry for the loss of your husband. May you find peace in your daysto come. Many prayers to you, your son and family and friends.

  • The first time we met David, he knocked on our door on Winesap Circle to sell popcorn with the boy scouts. After that, he and Robby became friends with our children. Although we have not seen your family in several years, we feel deeply your loss. Please accept our condolences and I pray that God will give you peace and help you through this rough time.

    Kevin and Charla Baker

  • ROBIN, I’m so sorry for your loss of “TANK”. Delaware just wont be the same when I stop by and see everyone. He will be missed a lot and he was a good friend. Hold your head high because Daves watching over you and Damien.


  • So sorry to hear about your loss, Bob and Debie. David was loved. We are glad to have been a part of the Scouting and school community with him and your family, way back when. You are loved.
    Spence and Nancy Badet