March 28, 1945 - December 21, 2021
LOUISVILLE - The world has lost one of its best, and Tom Waits has lost one of his biggest fans. Thomas (Tom) Herndon Yeager, age 76, died on December 18, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky. For those lucky enough to have known Tom, he was the kindest, most caring person they ever met with a priceless sense of humor. Anyone who ever spent time with Tom came away feeling special. Tom grew up in Latonia, KY and was an outstanding high school athlete at Holmes High School in both baseball and basketball. He was co-captain of the Holmes baseball team that won the state championship in his graduating year, 1963 and in 2017 he was inducted into the Northern Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and moved to Louisville in 1969. Over the years, Tom dedicated himself to helping others as a mental health counselor, mainly at Seven Counties Services, and after retirement, he volunteered for many good causes in Louisville. Tom was predeceased by his parents, Ronald and Irene Yeager and his niece, Perri Yeager. He is survived by his wife, Linda, his children, Wynne Shaffer (Seth), Gordon Yeager, stepsons, Ford Hazelip (Melanie) and Will Hazelip (Shelby), his grandchildren, Cole, Reed, Erin, and Dane Shaffer, Georgia and Thomas Hazelip, Louise and Mary Ruth Hazelip, his brothers, Ron Yeager (Carol), Jim Yeager (Billie), sister, Janet Neiheisel (Gary), nephew Zach Neiheisel (Stacey). Tom was also very close with his in-laws, including mother-in-law and father-in-law Ruth and Bill Alford, and his siblings-in-law Charles Alford (Janet), Lois Molony (Pat), John Alford (Julie}, and Barbara Hogan (Don). He is also survived by another nephew, many nieces, and dear friends. A memorial service is planned for 2022. Donations can be made in Tom’s honor to the ACLU, Louisville Meals on Wheels, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements under the direction of Pearson’s.
LOUISVILLE - The world has lost one of its best, and Tom Waits has lost one of his biggest fans. Thomas (Tom) Herndon Yeager, age 76, died on December 18, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky. For those lucky enough to have known Tom, he was the kindest,... View Obituary & Service Information
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