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Robert R. Yocum, 79, of Newville, passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2012, in Lower Mifflin Twp. while archery hunting for whitetail deer. He was born on Monday, June 12, 1933, in Newburg, a son of the late Russell R. and Dorothy M. (Mowery) Yocum.

Bob served as a Staff Sergeant in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He retired after many years of service with the Plasterers and Cement Masons Local No. 94. Bob loved being in the great outdoors of Pennsylvania.

He is survived by two sons; Jeffrey R. Yocum and his wife, Gina and Scott P. Yocum, both of Richmond, VA, one daughter, Linda Forshey and her husband, Carl of Lewistown, two sisters; Evelyn Holtry of Roxbury and Helen Highlands of Newville, eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by two sisters; Frances Hoch and Delores Bailey.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 5, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Pastor Phil Steele officiating. Burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. A viewing will be held Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Green Spring First Church of God, 1140 Green Spring Rd., Newville, PA 17241.

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When tomorrow starts without me, And I'm not there to see; If the sun should rise and find your eyes, All filled with tears for me; I wish so much you wouldn't cry, the way you did today; While thinking of the many things, we didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me, As much as I love you; and each time that you think of me, I know I'll miss you too; But when tomorrow starts without me, Please try to understand, That an angel came and called my name, And took me by the hand, And said my place was ready, in heaven far above, And that I'd have to leave behind, All those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away, A tear fell from my eye; For all my life I'd always thought, I didn't want to die. I had so much to live for, So much yet to do, It seemed almost impossible, That I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays, The good ones and the bad, I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday, just even for a while, I'd say goodbye and kiss you, And maybe see you smile. But then I fully realized, That this could never be, For emptiness and memories would take the place of me.

And when I thought of wordly things I might miss come tomorrow, I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through heaven's gates, I felt so much at home. When God looked down and smiled at me, From his great golden throne, He said, "This is eternity, And all I've promised you." Today for life on earth has passed, But here it starts anew. I promise no tomorrow, But today will always last, And since each day's the same way, There's no longin for the past.

But since you have been so faithful, So trusting and so true. Though there were times you did some things, You knew you shouldn't do. But you have been forgiven, And now at last you're free. So won't you take my hand, And share my life with me.

So when tomorrow starts without me, Don't think we're far apart, For every time you think of me, I'm right here, in your heart.

Robin T. Honeycutt
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Since 1853
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(1898 ~ 1934)
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(1866 ~ 1924)
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(1831 ~ 1903)

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