Walter Joel Yeager, Jr

December 18, 1942 - May 28, 2020

Walter Joel Yeager, Jr., age 77 of West Union, Ohio, died Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Adams County Manor.  He was born December 18, 1942 in Sharon, Pennsylvania.  He was preceded in death by parents, Walter Joel Yeager Sr. and Catherine Yeager and one son, Scott Yeager.

Walter is survived by wife, Catherine Jane (Spickard) Yeager of West Union; one son, Mark Yeager (Niela) of West Union; one sister, Betty Colaprete of Pennsylvania; one granddaughter, Maisy Yeager of West Union and one grandson, Owen Yeager of West Union

He was an Industrial Electrician for Dayton Power and Light (D.P. & L.), at the Stuart Plant and Killen Plant in Adams County for 30 years.  He was a former employee of U.S.E.C. in Portsmouth and K25 in Oakridge, Tennessee.  

He was a member of the West Union Life Squad for eight years and a coach for the West Union Pee Wee Football League in the 1970’s.

He is a United States Army Veteran and served during the Vietnam Era.  

The visitation is 4 pm – 7 pm, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. 

The funeral service is at 7 pm, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. The Adams County Honor Guard will perform a military service outside Lafferty Funeral Home.

Walter will be cremated following the service.

Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated of West Union is serving the family.


Phillip and Vicki Rhonemus - Jun 20, 2020
Dear Yeager Family, Continuing to keep you in our thoughts and prayers at this time. I appreciated Walt's time with area athletics and as a fan of West Union basketball when I attended/officiated games! Sincerely,