Robert Lee Yount, formerly of Ironton, Missouri passed away January 7, 2023 in Auburn, Alabama at the age of 95 years. He was born April 30, 1927 in Ironton, Missouri the son of the late Marcus and FairyMae (McNabb) Yount.
On February 8, 1957 he was united in marriage to Gwen Rose Hoehn who preceded him in death on August 9, 1996. Bob is survived by their son, Dr. Alan Yount and wife, Cynthia of Auburn, Alabama. Also surviving are his grandson; Nicholas Yount and wife, Carolina of Huntsville, Alabama and his granddaughter, Alexandra Atkins and husband, Marcus and their children, Bryce and Madilyn of Auburn, Alabama as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his brother, John Yount and his sister, Eilleen Stubblefield.
Bob was a graduate of Ironton High School. Following graduation, he served his country in the United States Army from 1945-1947. He was then recalled in 1950 to serve in the Korean Conflict. This time he served in the United States Air Force followed by thirty years in the Air Force Reserves. Bob was a member of the Iron Mountain First Baptist Church. His main hobby was farming and love of the land. His fun hobby was being an auctioneer. He loved working the crowd and interacting with friends. He was never a shy man but didn’t enjoy being in front of crowds except for auctioneering. One of his favorite auctioneering events was the annual Baptist Home Sale. Bob donated his time for this auction because he had so much fun doing it.
Bob had a deep faith and unshakable belief in God. He wasn’t the evangelist type but chose to show his faith. He never failed to help someone in need. He was always willing to lend a helping hand whenever and wherever needed.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. from Bryson Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation began at 11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Interment with full military honors followed the service at Arcadia Valley Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Iron Mountain First Baptist Church.