YONDELL GEARY – Oct. 13, 1938 – May 28, 2020


 Yondell Rollie Geary, 81, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday evening May 28, 2020 at Madison County General Hospital after ongoing illnesses.
Services were at 11 a.m. Monday, June 1, at Cave Springs Baptist Church near Henderson with Bro. Ronnie Geary and Bro. Danny Geary officiating.
Burial followed in the church cemetery.
He was born in Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 13, 1938, the son of the late James Melvin Geary and Beatrice Phelps Geary. His parents, he and his siblings moved to California for a short time and moved to Jackson in 1951.
He began working at Conalco Consolidated Aluminum Corporation in 1955 and retired 45 years later in 2000. Born 75 percent deaf in his left ear and 100 percent deaf in his right ear, he later became the first graduate of The West Tennessee Hearing School. He overcame many obstacles to become an outstanding worker, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and Christian. He surrendered to preach early in his life and filled many pulpits for many years. He was a born again Christian and a member of Cave Springs Baptist church.
He married Patsy (Caraway) Geary on Nov. 30, 1957 in Corinth, Miss. They made their home in Jackson until the early 60s when they moved to Henderson. In 1971, they moved to the Montezuma community where he and his wife Patsy, who passed away in 1996, raised three sons. He continued to live there until 1998. He married Stella Rose April 21, 2000. They made their home in the Beech Bluff community until his death. A special thanks to his wife for her love and care for him during the many sicknesses he developed later in life.
He was a true Christian and dedicated husband, father and brother. His hobbies included going to church, reading his Bible and watching sports. He also spent his later years repairing lawn equipment in his shop.
A special thanks to caregivers Alta, Rose and Bea during his illness. Also thank you to the doctors and nurses at West Tennessee Health Care for the special treatment given to him during his stays at your facility. Words cannot express the family’s gratitude.
He is survived by his second wife, Stella Rose; his three sons, Mark, Danny (Linda) and Bryan (Amanda); his siblings, Ronnie (Pam) Geary and Patricia (Glenn) Davidson; eight grandchildren, Caleb Geary, Kelsey Geary, Kyle Geary, Caitlin Geary, Eryn Tolley, Lauren Geary, Nathan Geary and Andrew Geary; three great-grandchildren; step-sons, Robert Kenyon and Jeffrey Kenyon; step-daughter, Laurie Huskins; eight step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death was his first wife, Patsy Geary; his father, James Melvin Geary; his mother, Beatrice Geary; and his sister, Yvonne Geary.