Melvin R. Yeatman Jr.
November 16, 1959 ‒ November 07, 2020
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Melvin (Rick) Richard Yeatman, 60, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, succumbed to cancer at home in the early morning hours of November 7, 2020 with his wife at his side.
He was born November 16, 1959 in Vineland, New Jersey to Melvin and Cinda (Marie) Yeatman (Smarr). Rick spent majority of his life between Mount Vernon and the Charleston, WV area.
Rick is survived by his wife Peggy (Goudy) of 27 years, daughters Wendy (George) Robertson, Mindy (Rodney) Ferrell both of Mount Vernon, Rikki (Dave Carpenter) Yeatman of Bellville, OH, sons Melvin (McKenzie Campbell) Yeatman III of Mount Vernon, Michael Moore of Charleston, WV, and a nephew who he considered his son Daniel (Danny) Goudy. He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren Ailani and Georgia Robertson, Rodney and Katherine Ferrell, Silas Kipp, Bailey Yeatman, Kally Moore, Drake Bosart, Isaac Spurling, and Hank Carpenter. In addition to his immediate loved ones, he is survived by sisters Iva (Cookie) Fowler of Charleston, WV, Brenda Hedrick of Mansfield, OH, brothers Anthony (Stephanie) Yeatman of St. Albans, WV, Jeremy (Jay) Yeatman of Charleston, WV, step-mom Frankie Yeatman of Charleston, WV, many nieces and nephews, and several close friends that he considered more like family.
Rick lived a colorful life and lived it to its fullest even while battling cancer. He married Peggy in September of 1993 and they stood by one another through everything and more often than not were not far apart from one another. He liked fishing, camping, and having backyard barbecues where everyone gathered. He was an unwavering Ford enthusiast. Rick had an uncanny ability to be the life of a party and leave you laughing during any situation. During his life he operated his own tow truck, was a self made mechanic, as well as an experienced roofer. In his younger years, Rick was always on the go and had his hands in a little of everything. During his later years he preferred to be at home with family. Anywhere he went, it always took longer than it should have as he would run into someone he knew who wanted to chat. Rick was fiercely loyal and never left you wondering where he stood during any conversation or situation, but would literally give you the shirt off his back. He could turn any topic into a story about someone he knew or something he experienced because of the many things he had seen or done. Those who knew Rick to his core knew what it was like to love him as much as you wanted to throat punch him at the same time. He was himself at all times and never pretended for anyone’s sake. While he experienced many things in his life, it was being “Paw Paw” that he loved the most.
Rick was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Charles (Chuck) Yeatman, grandchildren Aryan Moore and Marilyn Yeatman, his much loved Mother-in-law Hellen Goudy, and a special cousin Donald Sapp Jr.
He will be dearly missed by his loved ones but honoring his wishes there will be no public services to celebrate his life. A private gathering will be held at a later time.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Melvin R. Yeatman Jr.
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