Robert O. Yerington, 79, formerly of Neosho, passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017.

Robert O. Yerington, 79, formerly of Neosho, passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017.  
Robert was born Jan. 20, 1938 in Platt City, Mo., to Lee Dell and Isabel (Wilkins) Yerington. He married Kendra Kaye (Porter) Yerington October 17, 1959 in Anderson; she preceded Robert in death on June 23, 2015.  
Robert served as a pilot in the US Air Force.  He worked for Rocketdyne/Teledyne, retired as purchasing manager for Vickers, and then became a licensed Real Estate agent.  He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Joplin Ward. Robert enjoyed music, outdoor activities, coached youth sports, and was a former President of the Tri-State Kennel Club.
Surviving family include six children: Kimberly Kaye and Mike Douthitt, Broken Arrow, Okla., Jana Janae and Bruce Hawkins, Debra Dawn and Chad Prater, Robert Shaun and Melissa Yerington, all of Joplin, Lee Shannon and Melissa Yerington, Neosho, and Dennis Shane and Tracy Yerington, Joplin; 23 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and brother, Lee Yerington, Kansas City, Mo.  
In addition to his wife and parents, Robert was preceded in death by one sister, Marcia Hatfield.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 at  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2107 Indiana Ave., Joplin, with Bishop Russ Kemp officiating.  Interment, with military honors, will follow at Hazel Green Cemetery, Boulder City.  The family will receive friends 6 - 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 at Clark Funeral Home.  
Contributions in Robert’s honor may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, c/o Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.