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 John Kenneth York

John Kenneth York

Cisco, Eastland County, Texas, USA
Death 1 Jun 2013 (aged 57)
Burial Cisco, Eastland County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 111813653 · View Source
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John Kenneth York, 57, of Greenville, Texas passed from this life peacefully on June 1, 2013.

John was born February 20, 1956 in Cisco, Texas, to Kenneth and Loanna (Holder) York, the third of five children. He began his school years in Electra and later moved with his family to Clyde, where he graduated from high school in 1974. He married his high school sweetheart, Joy Huff, in 1979; they divorced in 1991. He spent most of his adult years working in the landscaping business in the Abilene area. Later in life, he moved to Sulphur Springs to care for his ailing father.

The two greatest loves of John's life were his daughters, Mary and Sarah. Mary blessed him with a grandson, John Michael, in 2012. All of his family were important to him and he was a wonderful father, son, brother, nephew, and uncle.

In his younger days, John was the athlete. He excelled in sports, but he especially loved football and was the ultimate Dallas Cowboy fan. Music was an enormous part of his life. Besides playing guitar with his siblings at home, he played in several bands in Clyde and Abilene during his high school years and after. John loved all music, but was a true Beatles fan to the end. John's years in landscaping led to a lifelong love of plants and flowers and the beauty they bring to this world.

Most of all, John was a kind and gentle soul. He was forever the Peacemaker. Peace and love were his mantra and he lived it daily.

John was preceded in death by his father and mother, his grandparents, T. A. and Josephine York of Bogata and Carlton and Lois Holder of Cisco, sister-in-law Kathy York, and grandson Joseph Sebastian Langley. He is survived by two daughters, Mary Gainer (Ethan) of Greenville, and Sarah York (Caroline) of Farmers Branch; one grandson, John Michael Gainer of Greenville; former wife and forever friend Joy McElroy (Phil) of Greenville; two brothers, Steve York (Darah) of Brownfield and Ray York of Cisco; two sisters, Ann Eckols (Joe) of Granger and Sue York of Cisco; four aunts, Dixie Stringfellow of Bogata, Betty Puckett of Denton and Carlene Spicer (Charles) and Janice Latham (Victor) of Abilene; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held Friday, June 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM at East Cisco Baptist Church in Cisco. Burial will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery.

Published in Abilene Reporter-News on June 5, 2013

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