Pastor Gary L. Yackey – January 7, 2018

Pastor Gary L. Yackey 62 of Sugarcreek died Sunday, January 7, 2018 at his residence following a brief illness.

He was born September 11, 1955 in Dover to Ann (Godfrey) Yackey of Dover and the late James Yackey. He loved his Lord and Savior and The Bible. He enjoyed playing golf, reading and loved spending time with his family as well as his church family. Gary was Pastor of Lakeview Baptist Church near Beach City and was formerly Pastor at Countryside Chapel near Sugarcreek. He was a 1974 graduate of Dover High School, a 1978 graduate of Ohio State University and a 1982 graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary. 

He is survived by his wife, the former Sharon Schlabach whom he married on December 17, 1977; his children Joshua (Christina) Yackey of Dennison and Sara (Chad) Hochstetler of Berlin; four grandchildren Bobby Yackey, Ashton, Kaitlin and Andrew Hochstetler, his mother-in-law Evelyn Schlabach of Walnut Creek and his brother Robert (Nancy) Yackey of Canton. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his father-in-law Roy Schlabach. 

Services will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Lakeview Baptist Church 10202 SR 93 NW Dundee with Pastor Marlin Beachy officiating. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery in Sugarcreek. Friends may call on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Lakeview Baptist Church. Arrangements are being handled by Smith-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek.

The family suggests the memorial contributions be made to Lakeview Baptist Church. For those unable to attend please visit the funeral home’s website to sign the guest register.