Michael Warren Yancyof Little Rock, AR, 1955 - 2017
Michael Warren Yancy, 62, of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 13, 2017, with his wife by his side following a stroke that occurred 90 days earlier.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert Warren Yancy and Mabel Louise Rowell Yancy. He was born in Laurel, Mississippi (MS) on July 15, 1955. Michael graduated from R.H. Watkins High School in Laurel and attended the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss.
Michael had a long and respected career in sales and marketing working in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. For the last 16 years, he was proud to serve as the director of Sales and Partnerships for Hola! Arkansas Hispanic Media and Publishing Company. He was a tireless advocate providing free community events to the growing Arkansas Hispanic community. He looked forward every year to preparing for duck hunting season. He enjoyed his daily routine at the Little Rock Athletic Club, walking his ‘boys' and being outdoors. Michael was actively involved with Ducks Unlimited, the Greater Little Rock Chamber of Commerce and many health and education charities and organizations.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Maura Lozano-Yancy; his daughter, Katherina-Marie Yancy (Dave) Craft; his brother, U.S. Army Col. (Ret.) Jimmy (Pam) Yancy of Louisville, Ky.; his nephew, U.S. Air Force Col. (Ret.) Scott (Kris) Yancy of Montgomery, Ala., his niece, Tina (Dave) Damratoski of Houston, Texas; as well by his beloved four-legged boys, Rico and Sam.
Visitation will be 2-3 p.m., Sunday, August 20 at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Arkansas. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service to follow at 3 p.m. Michael will be put to rest in his hometown at his family plot next to his parents at Memorial Gardens in Laurel, Miss. The family wishes to thank the devoted caregivers at Hillview Post Acute and Rehabilitation in Little Rock Arkansas. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.
Published August 19, 2017
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Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR