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Carl S. Yancey
  • Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc.
    912 Killian Hill Road S.W.
    Lilburn, GA 30047

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“I just found out about your demise. Praying for comfort to your family. Sincerely, Ramona Phillips ”
1 of 24 | Posted by: Ramona Phillips - New Castle, DE

“Rip brother in law ”
2 of 24 | Posted by: Anthony Williamson - Memphis

“To the entire Yancey family,I am heartbroken to hear of Carl's passing. I met Carl when he was partnered with Jimmy Fee in the Gang Unit at BPD. We...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Audree Byrnes - Dedham, MA

“I'm going too miss you my friend, your in a better place with god ”
4 of 24 | Posted by: Scott Baisley - Canton, MA

“We (Ro & Roz) want to extend to the Yancey family, especially Brad, our heartfelt condolences on the passing of our friend and brother Carl B Yancey....Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Rosalind Pendleton - Boston, MA

“To Brad and the Yancey family.I will always remember Carl as a wonderful teammate and classmate. Although many years have passed since I saw him...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Joe Donahue - Medway, MA - Friend

“Was a member of the 56th Training Troup with Carl, stood next to him in our first lineup. Carl was a colorful and committed trainee and Trooper. New...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Mike Dusoe - Sandy, UT - Friend

“Brad and Yancey family, So sorry to hear of Carl's passing. My sympathy and prayers are with you and the entire Yancey family. I have many fond...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: DANIEL MCCLOREY - Swampscott, MA

“My condolences to the family. May God strengthen you during this sad time.Carl will be missed.May God continue to bless you and your familyLaura...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Laura Howard - Brockton, MA

“My sincere and deepest condolence to the Yancey family. Carl served the Department of State Police with dignity and honor. Carl proudly served as the...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: John Burns - Poinciana, FL

“Carl and his brother Brad were both teammates on various sports teams while I was growing up in Stoneham ,Mass. Carl was a classmate who graduated...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: James Margarita - Hampton, NH

“Grew up in Stoneham and remember the family. My sympathies to all. Pam Sweetser ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: Pamela Middleton - Attleboro, MA

“My condolences to the Yancey family. I worked with Carl on The Massachusetts State Police. He was a fine and outstanding trooper. ”
13 of 24 | Posted by: Eddie Macklin - Jacksonville, FL

“How I remember walking down the RR tracks to school every morning with you and your brother Brad. Those were happy times! Condolences to your...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Sharyn Denny - Haltom City, TX

“Work along side Carl at the Emerson college police department . He taught me a lot and was fun to work with . He will be missed ”
15 of 24 | Posted by: Tad Baxter - Woburn, MA

“I was a classmate of Carl's at Stoneham High School. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing - my sympathy to his family. ”
16 of 24 | Posted by: Nancy Carroll - Exeter, NH

“Wonderful memory of double dating on prom night 1965 with Carl. The Sweetser family loves the Yancey family. Our prayers are with the family and...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Loraine Clark - TOPSHAM, VT

“Knew the Yancey family in Stoneham and spent much time at their house. Graduated with Bob in 1962. When Bob was ill with cancer, Carl drove Bob from...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Ken Sweetser - Winchester, VA

“Please accept my condolences after learning of Carl's passing. Carl was a classmate of mine at the State Police Academy in 1972. Our careers took...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Gerry Murphy - Fernandina Beach, FL

“Condolences to the Yancey family. I grew up a short distance from the Yancey family in Stoneham, and was friendly with Bob, Carl, and Brad. Great...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: John Leccese - Stoneham, MA

“My sympathy to the family, I worked with Carl at Middleboro DHQ. Always a smile and pleasure to know. ”
21 of 24 | Posted by: Joanne Loika - Middleboro, MA

“I'm very sorry to hear of Carl's passing. I'm a classmate of his at SHS 65. Care was a great guy, always smiling, a positive nice person. My...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Jack Crowley - Henderson, NV

“I am George Noonan, glad to be Carl as my friend. Carl was the reason way I retried from the BPD. He and his friend Peter, also retired Police...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: George Noonan - Milton, MA

“Im so sorry to hear of Carls passing.We were friends as kids. ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: Lindsay Wilson - Tarpon Springs, FL

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Carl S. Yancey, age 73, of Charlotte, NC formerly of Stoneham, died Wednesday, July 18 in North Carolina.

Born in Woburn at Choate Memorial Hospital on February 16, 1945 he was the son of the late Robert N. and Mary D. (Hepburn) Yancey.

Carl was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1965. He had been a Massachusetts resident up until 2012 when he relocated to North Carolina. Upon graduation from high school he went on to attend Delaware State University from 1965-1967; before going on to enlist in the United States Army, serving as part of the military police during the Vietnam Era and was the recipient of a Bronze Star. In 1972, Carl was the first African American to actively enter the State Police ranks in Massachusetts. His tenure as a State Trooper lasted just over 30 years, retiring in 2003. He also had served on the Anti-Gang Unit with the Boston Police and was later employed by the Emerson College Police Department. Carl was a former member of the St. John's Baptist Church of Woburn and also enjoyed traveling.

He is survived by his wife Evelyn (Davis) Yancey; his daughters, Leigh and Lauren Yancey, both of Brockton, MA; his brother, Bradford Yancey and his wife Darlene of Jamaica Plain; his sister, Roberta Yancey of Hercules, CA; and his two grandchildren, Symone Yancey Carter and Sabian Yancey Reid; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, and his sisters-in-law. He was predeceased by his brother, the late Robert H. Yancey.

His Funeral Service will be held in the McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home, 322 Main St., Stoneham on Friday, August 3 at 10am. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, August 2 from 4-8pm. A private interment will take place at Massachusetts National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc., 912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047.