David Yocom Sr.

Obituary of David Lee Yocom Sr.

David Lee Yocom Sr., 85, passed away on April 28, 2022, at his home in Pottstown, PA, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Dorothy Ellen (Groff) Yocom, with whom he shared 66 years of marriage.


Born in Pottstown, PA, on July 6, 1936, David was the son of the late Edwin and Helen (Swavely) Yocom Barb, and stepson of the late Joseph Barb.


David proudly served in the United States Air Force for over 14 years. After his honorable discharge in 1968, David began his career at PNC Bank. Outside of work, David enjoyed spending his time outdoors, hunting and fishing.


In addition to his wife, David is lovingly remembered by his son, David Yocom Jr., husband of Elizabeth; his daughter, Donna Yocom-Arms, wife of Jacob III; his grandchildren, Stacey Kiss, wife of Jennifer, and Jacob Arms IV; his great-grandchildren, Ariana Arms and Jacob Arms V; his brother, Robert Yocom; and his sister-in-law, Shirley Yocom.


In addition to his parents and stepfather, David is predeceased by his brothers, Nelson Yocom Jr. and Sterling Yocom.


Visitation will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 927 N. Franklin St., Pottstown, PA 19464. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Military honors will take place after the service.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David’s memory to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. Please see the address listed above.


Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464, will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com.