Harry Norman Yeaton

ALBION – Harry Norman Yeaton, 95, a devoted businessman and family man, died peacefully at home with his devoted sister, Betsy, by his side on Jan. 26, 2022.

Harry was born May 3, 1926, in Knox, Maine to the parents of William and Fannie (Whitcomb) Yeaton.

He attended schools in Knox and Freedom. He served in the Army for two years and was a part of the 34th infantry regiment. He was honorably discharged in January of 1947. Harry purchased Yeaton Service and Supply from his father in 1969, and owned and operated it until 2017, when he sold and retired from the business that was in operation for 70 years.

Harry was a part of the Volunteer Albion Fire Department from 1960-1982. He was one of the original founders of the Lovejoy Health Center and was a member of the Board of Directors until 1990. He was a constable for the town of Albion. He was instrumental in obtaining the first emergency vehicle equipped to transport patients.

Harry was known to many children in town as Uncle Harry. He was a very generous and caring person, always putting others before himself.

Harry was a former member of the Albion Christian Church and attended Bible Baptist and Mill Stream Christian Fellowship.

He was predeceased by his parents, William and Fannie Yeaton; his sister, Francis Webber, his brothers, James and Arthur, his brother-in-law, Merville Webber; his nephews, Jerry and Jim Hustus, and his niece, Judy Burke.

Harry will be sadly missed by his sister, Betsy Yeaton of Albion, his sister-in-law, Evelyn Yeaton of Ocala, Fla.; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; many friends; and his furry friends, Fluffy and Peanut.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2 at Albion Christian Church. The service will be livestreamed and can be watched by going to the Facebook page of Albion Christian Church. Burial will take place in the spring.

Arrangements are in the care of the Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St. Fairfield where memories may be shared, and an online register book signed by visiting http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com

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