James Phillip Yeakey

April 2, 1926 - February 25, 2020

James Phillip Yeakey, 93, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 1986, formerly of Walled Lake, MI, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2020 in Cape Coral. He was born April 2, 1926 in Kalamazoo, MI to Roy and Mariam Yeakey, now deceased.

James was a member of Epiphany Episcopal Church in Cape Coral.

He was an accomplished engineer working on government contracts for companies such as Thiokol Chemical Corporation on the space shuttle and Williams International on the cruise missile engine.

Once retried to Florida, his skills and attention to detail were applied to his passion for creating stained glass windows which are displayed in various different churches in Florida, North Carolina and as far west as Utah.

He is survived by three loving children, Scott R. Yeakey (Bonnie) of Mechanicsville, VA, Matthew E. Yeakey (Teresa) of Cape Coral, and Betsy A. Riley of Tucson, AZ; eight grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; as well as four great-great grandchildren.

James was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Delores J. Yeakey in 2014.

Memorial Services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Epiphany Episcopal Church, 2507 Del Prado Blvd. South, Cape Coral, FL 33904 with Father Ryan Wright officiating.

Memorial Contributions in memory of James Phillip Yeakey are suggested to The American Cancer Society, 4575 Via Royale, # 110, Fort Myers, FL 33919.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Betsy Riley Feb 28, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    Wishing I could have had more time with you, but thankful that I could be at your side for the last 48 hours holding you hand singing and praise God as he called you home. So thankful that your pain is gone. This is not goodbye but until we meet again. Love you Dad, will see you and Mom soon❤️ Betsy

  2. Tina Shantz Mullen Feb 28, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Jim was a true man of God and was blessed with family and friends who share so much love.

  3. Mike lingbloom Feb 28, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    It was a pleasure meeting Jim and throwing back a few whiskey together

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