Class of 1941
1941 Graduation EditionPerry Daily Journal
– age 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Yockey, was born in Missouri, on January 13, 1923.
He attended Payne Center school in Payne county but has attended the Perry schools for the past six years.
He served as secretary for the F.F.A. in 1939 and was vice president in 1940. He holds membership in the F.F.A. and 4-H organizations.
He was a three-year letterman on the wrestling squad. Clem placed third place in the district wrestling tournament.
His hobbies are horses and cows and he plans to become a farmer after graduation from high school
Clem Bates Yockey
January 13, 1923 – April 3, 1954
Double services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the First Methodist church for Clem Yockey, 31, and William Samuel McKee, Jr., 18, brothers-in-law who died Saturday in Eureka, Kan., following a highway accident near there.
Rev. Bervin Caswell, pastor of the Methodist church, will officiate at last rites. Burial will be in Grace Hill cemetery under direction of the Parker funeral home. Members of Faith chapter, American War Mothers, will attend the services in a group.
Yockey was born Jan. 13, 1923, in Eldorado Springs, Mo., the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Yockey of 513 Maple street. He was married Sept. 13, 1943, in Tampa, Fla., to the former Phyllis McKee, who survives. Their home was at 201 Cedar street. They Yockeys have one son, Clement Allen.
Yockey was a veteran of Army service in World War II, and served overseas with a radar unit. He came to this county in 1936 with his parents and was a 1941 graduate of Perry high school.
Survivors in addition to his wife, son and parents, are two sisters, Mrs. Harold Hodge of route 3, Perry, and Mrs. L. V. Walker of Perkins.