Pastor James Keith Yearego


Pastor James Keith Yearego, 80, of Rainelle, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at his home, following a long illness.
Born March 3, 1939, at Rainelle, he was the son of the late James and Clarice Duncan Yearego.
Jim was a graduate of Tennessee Temple. He served Sewell Valley Baptist Church, Rainelle, as Visitation Pastor for 24 years; taught at Rainelle Christian Academy; drove a school bus for the academy; and filled in between pastors. He was devoted to his Lord and his church.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter Vicky Jones; 2 brothers Jack and Joe Yearego; 1 sister Rose Marie Laroca; and 1 grandson Donald James Yearego.
Survivors include his devoted wife of 68 years, Ann Alley Yearego; his son Rick Yearego and wife Donna of Mt. Hope; 1 brother Jerry Yearego of California; 2 sisters Connie Fugate of Rainelle and Margaret Tincher and husband Kerry of Beckley; 8 grandchildren Richard, Shawn, Stacey, Summer, Camren, May, Mario, and Josh; 12+ great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. The family wishes to thank the caregivers J.R. Terry and Jeannie Crookshanks for the great care they gave.
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in the Sewell Valley Baptist Church, Rainelle, with Pastor Fred Fryar officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Friends may call two hours before the service from 12 - 2 p.m. at the church.
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Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.
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Published on June 6, 2019
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