Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

January 2, 2013

Walter John Yinger Jr.

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

GARY — Walter John Yinger Jr., age 71, of the McDowell Nursing and Rehab. Center, Gary, W.Va., passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at the Charleston Area Medical Center.

Born on August 13, 1941 in Baltimore, Md., he was a son of the late Walter John Yinger Sr. and Dorothy Poe Yinger. He had been a resident of Gary for the last 1 1/2 years and was formerly of Crumpler. He was a retired carpenter and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include: Wife: Drema Butler Yinger of Gary; three sons: Johnny Yinger and Stephanie of Holly Springs, N.C., Daniel Yinger of Princeton, Scotty Yinger of Castlewood, Va.; four grandchildren; two sisters: Shirley Powers, Leedie Raborg of Abingdon, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with the Rev. Glenn Myers officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton where sons and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call on Thursday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences will be accepted at

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell, 3431 Coal Heritage Road (Bluewell), Bluefield, WV 24701 is serving the family.