York County and Poquoson Obituaries

Lt. Col. Willis Hicks Robertson, USAF (Ret)
Robertson imageLt. Col. Willis Hicks Robertson (USAF Ret.), 65, passed on to be with his Lord on Thursday, January 28, 2016. He was born in Mobile, Alabama on August 5, 1950 to Carl Robertson, Sr. and Mary Hicks Robertson. He graduated from Auburn University in 1972 and pursued a successful 29 plus year career in the United States Air Force, where he worked with the Heritage Flight Demonstration Team, and served on the Presidential Advance Team for the George H. W. Bush administration. Willis was an active member of Poquoson Baptist Church in which his warm heart for people was widely known. His passion for helping others, sharing his faith in Jesus Christ, and demonstrating the love of God, has touched many lives. His example of godly living and service has been an inspiration for countless people. Willis is survived by his wife of 44 years, Shelly Fowler Robertson; three children, Melissa Starr Kimble & husband Chad of Madisonville, TN, Evan Robertson & wife Heather of Longmont, CO, and Amanda Johnson & husband James of Woodbridge, VA; five grandchildren, Grant Kimble, Alicia Kimble, Lynley Kimble, Drayton Robertson, and Rachel Johnson; brothers, Carl T. Robertson Jr. & wife Cindy of Scottsboro, AL, and Paul Robertson & wife Martha of Griffin, GA; and a sister, Tina Wellborn & husband Gary of Douglasville, GA. He is also survived by his daughter-of-the-heart Rebekkah Chriscoe & husband Victor of Gloucester, VA; and three granddaughters-of-the-heart, Justice Sellers, Sarah Evans and Sophie Chriscoe. The family will receive friends Friday, Feb. 5, 6:30-8:00 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. A Celebration of Will’s Life will be held Saturday, Feb. 6, 3:00 PM, at Poquoson Baptist Church by Pastor John Pouchot with full Air Force Honors. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Poquoson Baptist Church Building Fund, 283 Wythe Creek Rd., Poquoson, VA, 23662. "The family wishes to thank the Staff of the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at MCV Hospital for their care and support.” Online condolences to claytorrollins.com.
Richard ‘Dicke’ Aaron Yeatts
Yeatts imageRichard "Dickie” Aaron Yeatts, III, 17, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2016. Richard was a native of Yorktown and was lifelong peninsula resident. Dickie was a student at York High School and attended Waters Edge Church. Dickie had a big heart loved family and friends and now is in heaven with his best friend Shorty. He is survived by his parents Mandi Hurst-Yeatts and Richard A. Yeatts, Jr.; 3 sisters, Alexus Hurst-Yeatts, Avrie Yeatts and Emily McCallum; grandparents, Robin Ann Randall (JR) and Charles A. Hurst; Richard A. Yeatts, Sr. (Mary) and Mitzi G. Hale; special aunt and uncle Chris and Melanie Tanner and Tonya M. Yeatts and many other aunts, uncles and cousins. A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 6, 2016, in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends 1hour prior to the service. The family request casual dress. Memorials may be made to Go Fund Me @Mary Yeatts (facebook page)
Sarah Martin Forrest
Forrest imageSarah Martin Forrest, 91, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016. Sarah was a native and lifelong resident of Poquoson, VA and was a 1942 graduate of Poquoson High School. She and her late husband Tal operated Tal and Sarah’s Grocery from the late 1970’s until 1983. Sarah was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She enjoyed going to garage sales and collecting antique dolls. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Sarah was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years Talmadge Forrest, Sr; a son Andy Forrest; her brothers, Albert Martin, Jr., Henry Faye Martin, Ronnie Martin and Bob Martin; and a sister Hilda Ferguson. She survived by her son, Talmadge B. Forrest, Jr; her grandchildren Kevin, Jennifer (Brian), Wayne, Monica, Katie, Ashley and Rebecca; 7 great grandchildren, Caitlyn, Jessica, Trey, Sarah, Joseph, CJ, Andie; 1 great-great-grandson, Kyrum; and several nieces and nephews. A private family graveside service will be held on Wednesday in Parklawn Memorial Park. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at Trinity United Methodist Church. Memorial donations may be made to the Poquoson Fire Department. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
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