Donald Yoakam, age 62 of Lima, passed at 2:51 p.m., Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Cleveland Clinic’s Main Campus. He was born December 17, 1958 in Lima, Ohio to his surviving parents – David O. Yoakam of Lima and Dorothy Ambrose Yoakam of Lima. On November 4, 2000 he married Mary D. Himes Ludwig who also survives in Lima.
Donald was a retired truck driver with J. M. Stahler & Sons, Inc. He was a hardlined Harley enthusiast, avid flea marketer, and loved trains. Donald will be remembered for being community minded, having a huge heart, helping others, and being a very giving man.
Also surviving is a step son – Danny (Ashley) Himes of Carey, Ohio; 3 granddaughters; 2 brothers – Dennis Yoakam of Lima; Danny Yoakam of Lima; a sister – Darlene Ward of Lima; a God daughter – Samantha Ward of Lima; several nieces and nephews; and furbabies – his beloved Bella, Molly, and Earl.
A private gathering will be held for the famiy.
There will be a memorial service at a later date in Hume United Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, to help the family.