Mr. Robert Lee York, 83, of the Portland Community went home to be with the Angels and his beloved Annie Dale, whom he has been calling to for the past four months. We’re sure they are having a loving reunion with our Lord and Savior.
He gained his wings on Friday, April 27, 2018 after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Rome, GA on March 4, 1935, a son of James Melvin York, Sr. and Willie Mae Easlon York. Robert married the love of his life Annie Dale Crumley on June 12, 1954. Those left to cherish his memory are their three children, Shelia, Vicky and Randy (Sherry) York all of Aragon; two grandsons, Blake and Brent; three great-grandchildren, L.J., Penny and Elijah; his three loyal pet companions, Max, Cooper and Sadie; two sisters, Annie Streetman and Pearl Johnson both of Aragon; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Mr. York was the owner of Bob’s Upholstery Shop from 1963 until 1988 and drove a school bus for Polk School District during those years as well. In 1989, he started working full time for Polk School District in the maintenance department. He worked there until his retirement in 2011, at the age of 75, with 47 years of service to the Polk Schools. Mr. York was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Euharlee Baptist Church of Aragon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Annie Dale Crumley York on April 30, 2007; two brothers, James Melvin York, Jr. and a baby brother; four sisters, Hazel Brown, Mary Evans, Deannie Mauldin and Sybil Petty.
Funeral graveside and interment services for Mr. York will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the family lot of the Aragon Cemetery with Brother Melton Moss officiating.
The following will serve as pallbearers: Blake York, Brent York, Steve Bailey, Mark Spencer, Dee Evans, James Thompson, Jeremi Wester and Milton Streetman.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Polk School District Maintenance Department.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the graveside service between the hours of 1:00 and 3:30 p.m.
Freeman Harris Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral graveside service for Mr. Robert Lee York.