Final Salute For Veteran Deacon  William E. Yokley 

Pictured above are  Jesse Clipper Post No. 430 members, Commander Rev. Eugene L. Pierce, Past Commander Minister Paulette Woods, 2nd Vice Commander Richard Hill, and Chaplain Deacon Michael Davis, after they rendered a final salute to WWII Veteran Deacon William E. Yokley (inset), at St. John Baptist Church. Deacon Yokley, retired manager of transportation at NFTA, made his transition on March 7 in   his North Buffalo home. He was 93.  He leaves to cherish his memory,  his wife, Lillian “Lisa” Tolbert;  four sons, Herbert Tolbert, Bernard “Bernie” Tolbert, Donald  Tolbert and Bruce Tolbert; a daughter, Brenda Tolbert; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.