Jesse “Rex” Yardley

June 28, 2014
Jesse “Rex” YardleyJesse “Rex” Yardley, 80; of Fulton died at home surrounded by family. He was born in Fulton to the late Jesse and Mildred (Tooley) Yardley. Jesse has remained a life resident of Fulton. He was a United States Veteran having served in the Navy from 1954 to 1959. He was a Fulton Police Officer for 6 years, past employed with Morrill Press, Fulton for 30 years and worked with Menter’s Hearse and Ambulance Services for 53 years. Jesse was an avid volunteer having been a member of the Fulton Lion’s Club for 36 years and was the program coordinator for the Eyes and Hearing Program for 25 years. He was also a past board member with the Fulton Lion’s Club and the Finger Lakes Eyes and Ears program. Jesse was a current member of the Fraternal Order of Police, a lifelong member of the State Street Methodist Church, Fulton and he enjoyed hunting, golfing woodworking, gardening and attending all of his grandsons sporting and musical events. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Sheila Yardley of Fulton, 2 daughters: Ann- Marie (Dennis) Wise of Fulton, Lynn (Bradley) Shirk of Baldwinsville, grandsons: Zacharie, Jacob and Ryan Shirk, brother-in-laws Donald (Mary Ann) Riley of FL, Leonard Fleming of Fulton, sister-in-law June (Gary) Dusharm of Hastings, NY, and several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his sister Ann Fleming. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM Friday at the State Street Methodist Church, Fulton with Rev. Marion Moore-Colgan officiating. Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery where the Fulton VFW Post #569 will bestow military honors. Calling hours will be conducted 4:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the State Street Methodist Church, 357 State St., Fulton, NY 13069 or the Fulton Lion’s Club 212 S. 5th St., Fulton, NY 13069.

3 thoughts on “Jesse “Rex” Yardley

  1. Knew Rex in the early ’50’s through Boy Scouts and went to the Jamboree in California with Him. A truly Nice Guy. RIP

  2. My Wife, Hilda F Hall ( Retired Head Matron at the Oswego County Jail ) have known Jess for many years.

  3. I have known Jess for many years and he was well respected by everyone.

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