|Birth: ||Nov. 2, 1931|
|Death: ||Jun. 21, 1948|
Robert Lee Yoakum,
b. 2 November 1931 in Milam Co., TX,
Father: George E. Yoakum
Mother: Bessie L. Leeper
d. 21 June 1948,
Robert Lee Yoakum, sixteen-year-old student of Rockdale High School and son of Mr. and Mrs. George Yoakum, was killed Monday afternoon between 2:30 and 3 p.m., when he came in contact with a live wire while moving a house at Caldwell.
Young Yoakum was working with his father and a brother, George Jr., on a house-moving job. The wire across the highway was believed to be dead at the time the house was being moved under it. George Yoakum, Jr. was knocked out but not seriously injured and does not remember what happened, he said.
Funeral services for Robert Lee Yoakum were conducted from the Phillips and Luckey Chapel Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., with Rev. How . . . Mitchell officiating and burial . . . Oak Lawn Cemetery. A huge . . . attended, attesting to the popularity of young Yoakum. Pallbearers were fellow teammates of the 1948 football team: Walter Heckendorn, James Caffey, . . . Hall, Jack Crane, H. D. Maxwell, Jr. and George Haley.
A star athlete and member of the FFA judging team that wond . . . place this year, Robert Lee Yoakum was one of the favorite students of the entire Rockdale High School among both students and teachers. "He was always so . . . , so able, and he will be . . . missed," in the words of so . . . of his friends in school.
He was active in all school activities, lettered in football, and played basketball and tennis. He was named a Lone Star Farmer at the State FFA convention at . . . last week, and during the . . . served the local chapter as. . . . He had always been very active in chapter work. He was an individual prize winner at . . . soil conservation contest at . . . last fall.
Robert Lee Yoakum was born . . . 2, 1931, near Rockdale, and would have been seventeen years old next. . . . He would have been a member of the RHS senior class this coming term.
Besides his mother and father, he leaves three brothers: Herbert, . . . and George Yoakum Jr., . . . two sisters, Mrs. James Burch of Meridian and Mrs. John Yoakum . . . of Rockdale, besides a number of other relatives.
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George Emmett Yoakum (1893 - 1965)
Bessie Lee Leeper Yoakum (1896 - 1991)
Eloise Y Burch (1917 - 1995)*
William Herbert Yoakum (1918 - 1987)*
Oleta Mae Yoakum (1920 - 2012)*
Vernon R. Yoakum (1923 - 2008)*
George E Yoakum (1925 - 2001)*
Robert Lee Yoakum (1931 - 1948)
Oak Lawn Cemetery
Created by: Bev
Record added: Nov 24, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16763227