John Harvey Yoder

January 17, 1949 - May 13, 2022

01/17/1949 - 05/13/2022

Past Services

Thursday May 19, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Friday May 20, 2022
11:00 am
Holly Springs Baptist Church
703 River Road
Cofield, NC 27922

WINTON, NC – John Harvey Yoder, age 73, of Church Drive, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022 at his home.

Mr. Yoder was born on January 17, 1949, to the late R. Kenneth Yoder and Rowena Ester Stemen Yoder in Newport News, VA. John loved his family dearly and enjoyed the time he got to spend with them. He was a dedicated member of Holly Springs Baptist Church and was grateful for his church family. John was a volunteer firefighter and enjoyed riding motorcycles and talking on the CB radio. He was loved by his family and friends and will be deeply missed.

John is survived by his wife Barbara Mullen Yoder, a daughter, Angela Armstrong of Shelbyville, TN; a son, Thomas Lee Hawk of Winton; a brother, Glen Yoder and wife Marian of Williamsburg, VA; two granddaughters, Kaydyn Armstrong of Shelbyville, TN, and Kayla Marie Hawk of Christiana, TN; two grandsons, Brody Armstrong of Shelbyville, TN, and Austin Lee Hawk of Christiana, TN.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 19, 2022, from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel, Ahoskie, NC, and other times at the home.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 11:00 am at the Holly Springs Baptist Church, Cofield, NC, with Rev. Paul Ange officiating. Burial to follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with final expenses by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Yoder family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Patricia W Kelly
1 year ago

Jonnie, my brother, was the real deal. Good friend, Vietnam war hero and outlaw. I will truly miss him but he is in the arms of the Lord and in a better place now. He will never be forgotten in my book. Our condolences to Barbara and his and her family. Love you all lots, Mike and Pat Kelly.

John Mumaw
1 year ago

Over the years I lost touch with Cousin John. With the advent of Facebook, I was glad to read his posting on Facebook, his life and loves. I especially appreciated his outspoken expression of his faith in God. He will be missed.

Susan and Robby
1 year ago

We have known you, John, since you were a baby, and we remember how your parents loved you and yours as long as they lived. You were the cousin who carried our grandfather’s name, and you always cared about everyone in the family. We will miss you.

Barbara Yoder
1 year ago

John i love you and miss you but you RIP i will see you again.

Bobby Burnette
1 year ago

My best friend has left me alone. I’ll miss you boss.

Greg Capps
1 year ago

Always my Hero from military to firefighting. You made this world a better place. Test easy my brother. Love ya

Thomas & Becky Powell
1 year ago

John RIP my friend. Worked with you when we added onto the Fellowship Hall as you did the new plumbing. Never forget the day you bit that chicken breast and stuck to your lips burning them. Memories my friend GOD called another of his Angels home We will love and miss you until the day we meet again. Prayers for Barbara and all family members as you are missing be a large void in all that knew you.

Hope Cooke
1 year ago

I’m so sorry for your loss, Mrs. Barbara and family. You all are in my Prayers.