Ronald E Yoakam

June 25, 1933 - April 29, 2021
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Ronald E. Yoakam, 87 died at 10:00 A.M. April 29, 2021 at his home with his wife and granddaughters by his side. He was born June 25, 1933 in Allen Co. at his grandparents farm on Breese Rd. to Arthur and Mary (Strawbridge) Yoakam who preceded him in death. On June 25, 1954 he married his wife of almost 67 years D. Jo-An Baum who survives.

Ron retired from Sears after 29 years of service. He was a member of Hume United Methodist Church. He was a member and past master of Acadia Lodge #306 Free and Accepted Masons, member and past high priest of Spencerville chapter #169 Royal Arch Masons and member and past illustrious master of Delphos Council #72 and secretary to these three bodies. Also member of Shawnee Commandery # 14 and order of Eastern Star Spencerville # 130. He was a Pas District Deputy Grand High Priest 2nd District and also Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton, being a 32 Masaon. He was a 1951 graduate of Shawnee High School. He was a 21.5 Navy Vetern of the Korean Conflict. He was an active amateur radio operator for over 60 years, his call being K8CLV. He was a member of Buckeye Farm Antiques since their beginning and collected antique tractors an gas engines. He also was a volunteer fireman and chief of Hume Volunteen fire department. He loved to play with several local groups at council on aging Lima and area nursing homes.

Survivors also include 3 grand daughters. Jessika (Eric) Phillips, Ashley Yoakam, Aimee Yoakam, also 7 great grandchildren. A daughter-in-law, Shelly Yoakam, 1 – step grandson Josh (Jennifer) Williams, 2 step granddaughters, Heather (AJ) and Tasha Goldon, and 7 great children and several step great grand children. 1 brother, David Yoakam and a niece and 2 nephews. He was preceded by a son Greg Yoakam in April 2018 and a nephew, Donald Yoakam in December 2020.

Memorial service will begin 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 7, 2021 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Rev. Rick Lamb will officiate. Military rites will be observed by V.F.W. Post 1275 of Lima.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to Hume United Methodist Church.

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Date: Friday, May 7, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Friday, May 7, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: June 25, 1933
Died: April 29, 2021

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John Brown posted on 5/6/21

Always a welcoming soul. Traveling with him briefly in this life he would pass on his wisdom. Would share events in his life, enjoyed especially his motorcycle stories. Very wise man and devoted to whatever he was involved in.


Sandra J Hengstler posted on 5/5/21

I meet Ron through music and was Blessed from the first hello. He always filled the room with joy. I am so thankful that God crossed our paths. Holding all the family in prayer and close in my heart.


Shawna E Lewis posted on 5/4/21

Ronnie was my neighbor who lived across the street and he was always such a help to my husband and I when we were trying to figure things out whether it be building something or having to borrow the right tool for a job he was such a good neighbor and he will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Ronnie, we'll help watch over Jo-an.


William Saddler W8WWS posted on 5/3/21

I am so snorry to learn on Ron's passing. He was always ready to lend a hand and heart to those who needed it. He was a major part of my interest in Amateur radio. I'll hold him and Jo-Ann in my heart forever. Bill Saddler W8WWS


Linda S. Smith, Social Worker posted on 5/2/21

In Memory of of Navy Veteran who proudly served his country.


Linda S. Smith, Social Worker posted on 5/2/21

With heartfelt prayers for healing and sincere sympathy for Ron's family. The staff of Putnam County Hospice Care.


Wanda Goodin posted on 5/1/21

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Wanda Goodin posted on 5/1/21

Thinking of you for the loss of Ronald who I believe was my first cousin as my father was Stanley Yoakam. I never actually knew any of Athur's children growing up. Sorry for your loss.