Steven Bernard Yandle
Steven Bernard Yandle entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at home.
He was the son of the late Horace Brooks Yandle Sr and Annie Belle "Anne" nee Carpenter. He was born in Charlotte on Feb. 17, 1948. He was married for 45 years to his college sweet-heart, the former Suzzette Greth.
After obtaining his chemistry degree, he worked for the Charlotte-based LUWA Corp, a chemical process equipment sales company. He first started as test engineer in the Pilot Plant, then did troubleshooting for the company, moved into inside sales, and later became regional sales manager.
In 1986, he and his family moved to Georgetown, Texas, to better service his vast sales territory - the southern states from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, including the U.S. west coast states, Mexico, Hawaii, and Canada. He enjoyed his work, especially coming up with creative solutions to complicated processing issues for his customers. Steve took his work seriously, knowing his sales made a difference to those who worked for LUWA Corp., which later changed the company name to LCI Corp.He made the largest sale for LCI in the history of the company.
Due to an unexpected medical condition in March 2000, Steve had to retire. Since then Steve has suffered and fought many physical conditions cheating death at least nine times. He spent years in physical therapy where he was known as the "come back kid." In 2002, he and his wife returned to North Carolina to live in Boone, where he resided until his death.
While in Charlotte, Steve volunteered in the Boy Scouts as a Webelows Leader, then as Scout Master. Steve was a wonderful father to his three sons. He took them camping in the N.C. mountains and joined them through the ranks of Karate. He was a great provider to his family and passed on his diligent work ethic to his sons. Steve enjoyed baking pound cakes and smoking Texas BBQ brisket. He enjoyed attending, with his wife, Renaissance Festivals, and the Gathering of the Clans in Salado, Texas.
Surviving him is his wife, Suzzette; sons, Shaun Christopher Yandle and Hans Tolan Yandle of Cumming, Ga., and Kyle Timothy Yandle of Grayson, Ga.; one brother, Horace Brooks Yandle Jr and wife, Madelyn, of Miami, Fla.; sister-in-law, Marti Frazier Crabtree and husband, Larry, of Alabama; brothers-in-law, Paul J. Frazier Jr and wife, Jane, of Montana, and Michael A. Frazier Sr and wife, Harriet, of South Carolina.
Visitation will be at noon prior to his funeral service at Thrift United Methodist Church, 8245 Moores Chapel Rd, Charlotte, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. Burial will follow the service at Forest Lawn West Cemetery, 4601 Freedom Dr. Charlotte. Officiating ministers are the Rev. Dr. Jeff Patterson of Main St UMC, Kernersville, and the Rev. Dr. Dan Little of Zionville. Pallbearers will be his sons and Larry Benton, Lee Hyde and J.C. Sweet; honorary pallbearer is Ardell Stewart.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to United Hospice Foundation in Steve's name, 902 West D Street, Ste B, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.
Online condolences may be offered through http://www.forestlawnwest.com