He was born on July 2, 1931 and was the son of the late Frank and Isabel Bowermaster Yocum.
He was a member of Valley Baptist Church, and Anglers and Hunters Association, both of Middletown; he was a retired maintenance supervisor at the former Olmsted Air Force Base, Middletown; was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean War; and he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Anna I. Yocum, brother Richard Yocum, and sister Mary Coover.
He is survived by his loving wife of seven years, Patsy Crow Yocum; son Ray Yocum of Elizabethtown; brother Dale Yocum of Shippensburg; sister Ada Bates of New Cumberland; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held on Saturday at the Frank E. Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown, with the Rev. Jerry Cowan officiating.
Burial will be in Middletown Cemetery.
Condolences may be shared online at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.