Mr. Yount was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield, a farm management specialist for the University of Missouri Extension Service for 35 years, retiring in 1984. He was an employee of Dexter Bowl, a member of the Dexter Elks Lodge, the Bloomfield American Legion and was a resident of Bloomfield.
He was united in marriage to Betty Dayton on June 15, 1948, at Ardmore, Okla. She survives of the home in Bloomfield.
Besides his wife, survivors include one daughter, Beth Pulley of Dexter; two sons, Gary Dayton Yount of Horn Lake, Miss. and Mark Lee Yount of Springfield; one brother, Robert L. Yount of Ironton; one sister, Eileen Stubblefield of Germantown, Tenn.; and six grandchildren, Bret Allen Yount, Nathan Long, Kelsey Long, Ashlyn Brownlee, Mikayla Yount and John William Yount.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006 at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Kevin Eskew officiating. Interment will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.