The Times West Virginian


July 1, 2014

Thomas Denzel Yost

Thomas Denzel Yost, 74, of Midland, North Carolina, passed away Monday (June 30, 2014) at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast in Concord, North Carolina.

Tom was born April 9, 1940, in Farmington to the late Denzel Franklin Yost and the late Bethel Delora Cole Yost Lough. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Jerry and Jim Yost, and stepsister, Loretta Lough Rowand.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Barbara Lee Parrish Yost of the home; daughters, Jodi Lynn Kinney and husband André Renard of Middleburg, Virginia, and Lee Ann Edwards and husband Vincent Mark of Midland, North Carolina; six grandchildren, Reneé Servinsky, Ashley, Lauren and Jessi Kinney, Chris Yost and Mark Edwards; stepbrother, Marvin Lough of Cleveland, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Tom worked in communication and retired from AT&T. He enjoyed amateur radio, buying cars and tinkering with gadgets. Tom loved his family, food and laughter. He enjoyed being with people and socializing.

The memorial service will be at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Kannapolis Church of Christ, officiated by Kirk Sams. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall. A memorial service in West Virginia will be held on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at 3 p.m. at the Mannington Church of Christ, 706 E. Main St., Mannington. At other times the family will be gathering at the home, 2775 Lilly Drive in Midland, North Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kannapolis Church of Christ, 2315 Concord Lake Road, Kannapolis, NC 28083; Carolina Bible Camp and Retreat Center, PO Box 1234, Mocksville, NC 27028; and Fairview Public Library, 500 Main St., Fairview, WV 26570.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Yost family. Online condolences may be made at

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