Donald Yoakam

December 17, 1958 - December 24, 2020
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Ron and Rebecca (Risser) Black and Family
Melissa Manriquez
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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.

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Born: December 17, 1958
Died: December 24, 2020

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Cathy (Landfair) Kelloes posted on 1/5/21

David & Family, I just saw in Bayliff's postings of your son's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. My mother was Lois (Yoakam) Landfair. I remember you; however, I moved away and didn't get to know your immediate family. Mom always talked about you and thought of you often. We lost Mom back in 2011. Pleas extend my condolences to your entire family. Best to you always. Cathy (Landfair) Kelloes


Shawna Lewis posted on 1/4/21

Don was a wonderful neighbor and my Buddy to shoot the breeze with. He was very caring and our street won't be the same without him. I will miss him and all of the energy he had always staying busy. When I drive down my street now I already feel a difference just knowing he's gone. Rest in Peace buddy you deserve e it but I have a feeling g God's gonna keep you busy. Always your friend Shawna


Rick Pummell posted on 12/29/20

So very sorry for your loss Mary, Dorothy, Darlene, Dennis and Danny. I will never forget how ornery he could be and miss the times years ago when we would go to shoot Pool at his place when Jim was still with us. Sending healing Prayers you way.


Deborah/Jeffrey Whetstone posted on 12/29/20

Mary and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Donald will be greatly missed by many. May God give you peace and comfort in the days ahead. We love you, Jeff and Deb Whetstone


Ron and Rebecca (Risser) Black and Family posted on 12/27/20

With deepest sympathy. We are so sorry for your loss.


John Drake posted on 12/27/20

Danny I am sorry to hear this my friend. My love to you and the entire family. May God place his hand on your family and lead you through this time of grief. I am here if you need anything.


Melissa Manriquez posted on 12/27/20

My heartfelt condolences to Mary and his entire family. May god be with you all during this difficult time . I love you Mary I never met Donald but I know he was a amazing man . Rest easy Donald until we meet again. Melissa Conley Manriquez


Lory Crowe posted on 12/27/20

I'm so sorry for your loss. Donald was a good guy. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.


Casey allison family posted on 12/26/20

Sorry to hear the news on Donald's passing praying for all the family an keeping you in are thoughts. MAY GOD comfort you all an keep you in his arms . Rest in peace Donald till we meet again