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John J. Yoder



John J. Yoder, age 81, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away peacefully with loved ones at his side shortly after 12 o’clock noon on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills SECU Inpatient Unit in Forest City, North Carolina.  The son of the late John Jay Yoder and Ruth Mathis Yoder McKinney, John was born in McDowell County, North Carolina on June 13, 1939.


A loving and amazing husband, father, grandfather and brother, John was an avid deer hunter.  He was known as having been the “fix it all” guy.  Following 31 years, he retired from General Electric Company (GE) in Hickory. 


Mr. Yoder is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 55 years, Lola Yoder; one daughter, Michelle Yoder VanHall and her husband, Rob; two grandchildren, Jacob Christenbury and Hannah Yoder; one brother, Will McKinney and his wife, Joan; and several nieces and nephews.


A celebration of John’s life will be held at a later date.





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Lola, Michelle and Jacob and family, you are all in my prayers. I am so very sorry for the loss of such a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Please know that you are in my prayers. From: Rev. Lisa Mathis Courtney, Chaplain/Bereavement Counselor, Hospice of the Carolina Foothills

Rev. Lisa Mathis Courtney Oct 16 2020 12:00 AM

Lola and Family,
Sorry to hear the news about John. I think I've only ran into him in town once since you all moved to Marion. I remember from the days we both worked with Electrolux he was always a kind and pleasant man. I pray God will give you comfort and peace as only he can.

Barbara Peek Everhart Oct 16 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Yoder

Will and Joan McKinney Oct 15 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Yoder

Patricia and Eddie McFalls Oct 15 2020 12:00 AM