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John Wayne Yount


Rev. John Wayne Yount, 72, of Stagecoach Road, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Rex Hospital. He was born on September 20, 1947 in Durham County to the late John Ray Yount and Lora Mae Yount. He was a small business owner and pastor at Stovall United Methodist Church for 42 years. He was ordained in 1968 and served churches in Aurora, NC and Fayetteville, NC until he moved to Oxford. He was a veteran who served in the Navy and Marines.

He loved the Lord and the time he was given to preach the Gospel. He was a caring man who gave freely and unselfishly to his community and loved every minute of it. He loved his family and his church and was his happiest when he was riding his horses. His grandchildren were most precious to him and he always enjoyed seeing them. He will be greatly missed by many because of the lives he touched throughout his ministry.

Due to Covid-19, a private family memorial service will be held at Stovall United Methodist Church. Livestreaming will be available to view the service at 3PM on Sunday May, 24, 2020. You may access the funeral service by clicking on the following link:
Funeral Service:

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Connie, and two sons, Johnny Yount (Callie) and Wayne Yount (Corissa); four grandchildren, Wyatt, Weston, Caitlyn & Nathan; two brothers and five sisters. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother.

In lieu of flowers, a John W. Yount Memorial Fund has been setup to assist with medical expenses. Any donations can be mailed to the home of Mr. Yount at: 5101 Stagecoach Rd. Oxford, NC 27565 or to Stovall United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 1078 Oxford, NC 27565.


  • Kenny and Tempie Forbes Posted May 22, 2020 2:47 pm

    To the Yount Family – You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We loved John – the whole Forbes Family loved John. He has been there for the good and bad times. He was a dear friend to all of us. He will be greatly missed. We are here for all of you. We love you, Kenny and Tempie Forbes

  • Ruby Averette Posted May 22, 2020 3:54 pm

    What a legacy this devoted Man of God left to his family, Church family, friends, community and everyone that knew him. He will be so missed not only for his service, but just for being the man he was. May the family find comfort and peace that only God can give.

  • Beverly Wynette Reams Posted May 22, 2020 4:09 pm

    My prayers go out to Connie, Johnny, and Wayne. Prayers go out to his siblings specially Sandy. I know he will be missed by his family and community.

  • david stovall Posted May 22, 2020 4:12 pm

    A great preacher, I will miss him.

  • Melanie Roberts Posted May 22, 2020 4:36 pm

    Teddy and I send our thoughts and prayers to Connie and the family. John had such a gift and we enjoyed listening to him and knowing him. Such a great man. He will be missed by many.

  • Martin Rasmussen Posted May 22, 2020 4:38 pm

    What a misfortune, what a tragedy here; but what a celebration up there!

  • Sherri Barker Newton Posted May 22, 2020 5:07 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all!! Mr. Yount was more of a family member to me ..than just a friend. I will cherish all the memories growing up and forever he greatful for his love and caring for my love ones that have moved on!!! You will always be in my heart Mr Yount.. heaven is more beautiful.. I cant imagine the view you have for eternity!

  • Sandra Posted May 22, 2020 5:33 pm

    John will be greatly missed by his Church family.We dearly loved him and was so blessed to have him as our Pastor..John was always there for me and my family he will forever hold a special place in our hearts.Our thoughts and prayers go out to Connie and Johnny and Wayne and there families.Love and hugs 🤗 to y’all.Love Sandra and Stuart Currin

  • Frankie Talley Posted May 22, 2020 5:37 pm

    So sorry to see that Rev. Yount passed away. He was a kind man, easy to talk to, and loved by his community. I knew him because I was an employee of Watkins Cooper Lyon and have good memories of him. Families were blessed to have him as their pastor.

  • Lori Fuller Posted May 22, 2020 9:12 pm

    My heart goes out to his family on losing Rev. Yount. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Terry and Sammie McCraw Posted May 22, 2020 11:40 pm

    We grieve for our son-in-law and his family in the loss of a truly great man who was a wonderful pastor, husband, father, grandfather, horseman, and friend to so many. John W. Yount provided divine counseling to countless couples and individuals over a lifetime of unselfish dedication and service to the Kingdom of God. While we are left with a void which cannot be filled, we know that he will live forever in our hearts and he will be richly rewarded in God’s Holy Kingdom. ⛪️ RIP John and God Bless Connie and Your Family 🙏🏻

  • Sue Yearwood Painter Posted May 23, 2020 1:10 am

    John and I were in elementary school together and he was the kindest student. I really thought he was so special even back then. He will be missed.

  • Vickie and Danny Boyd Posted May 23, 2020 1:40 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  • Joe Haskins Posted May 23, 2020 2:53 pm

    John Yount was a great preacher and a great family man and friend. May God bless you all in the family. I know he will be missed by all.

  • Rev. J. H. Daniels Posted May 23, 2020 6:01 pm

    Well done my good and faithful servant!! These are the words that fit my brother in Christ. Our prayers are with ya’ll fir now and in the days ahead.

  • Union Chapel United Methodist Church Posted May 23, 2020 8:59 pm

    John, you were certainly a man of God. You held several revivals for our church and truly brought the message of salvation through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You were down to earth and a wonderful husband, father and grandfather with a love for all God’s creatures especially horses. You will certainly be missed. Prayers for your family from Edward and Velvet Woodlief

  • Steve Anderson Posted May 23, 2020 9:22 pm

    John and I graduated from Northern High School in 1966. We served on the same destroyer although at different times. He was a great classmate and true Patriot.

  • Kathie Hamm Posted May 23, 2020 9:34 pm

    My heart is broken for Connie and all the family. What a great loss for all Rev. Yount’s family and friends. I cannot even count all the times our family has called on him to preach a funeral for us. He was always there for us and happy to serve Our Lord and his friends. He did it because he was so good and kind, but I also know he never wanted to miss a chance to preach God’s word and try to reach some lost person at a funeral. Maybe someone who never visited church any other time. I will never forget him and all he did for so many for so long. Truly one of my favorite people in all the world…He is with his Savior now and free from any sickness or pain. Sending our sympathy and love to you and your family, Connie. You will be in our prayers in the days ahead.

  • Rhonda Scoggins-Wells Posted May 24, 2020 11:32 am

    We have lost a truly great man! He brought many people to the Lord by preaching in a relatable manner. Cousin, so happy you are in pain no longer and are home, but you will be forever missed.

  • Julia Minor Posted May 24, 2020 2:36 pm

    Connie and Family Sorry for your lost. He was a great person and preacher I enjoyed everytime I heard him preach and he will be greatly missed.

  • JoAnna Breedlove McDaniel Posted May 24, 2020 5:30 pm

    Connie, We are very sad to learn of John’s passing. My love and prayers to you and your family.

  • Brenda Ramsay Posted May 24, 2020 7:09 pm

    I first met Pastor John in 2004, we were living in Va at that time and would come on weekends to visit family. We would go to church and in the summer my boys would attend VBS. John didnt know it at that time but he helped me through the loss of one of my babies and later that year the loss of my mother.Later he helped us find our property in Oxford. When the house was finished he blessed it before we moved in. In 2006 he baptized my boys and helped me through another loss of a baby. He encouraged me to keep going while I held down the fort as my husband was still in the Navy and gone on tours of duty. Finally he facilitated Les’s retirement in 2008. He helped welcome my baby girl in 2009 and later that year baptized her. She came to call him her Big Papa. She loved him so and will miss hearing him on Sundays. Will will all miss him but know we will see him again. Love to the Yount family from the Ramsays

  • Geraldine Renn Hicks Posted May 24, 2020 11:11 pm

    He was a warm, caring, individual loved by all. He was a wonderful Minister of the Gospel, a friend to more people than anyone could ever believe. My Deepest Sympathy to his beautiful family….Geraldine Hicks

  • Pat Curl and family Posted May 25, 2020 11:06 am

    Our prayers are that God will give you peace during this difficult time as only he can. We have many fond memories of John Yount through the years. You have our deepest sympathy. Pat , Lynne and Chris

  • Brenda Brogden Posted May 26, 2020 4:19 pm

    Connie, Johnnie, and Wayne, I am so sorry to hear of Rev. Yount’s passing. What a kind and caring man he was. He was always so delightful and will truly be missed. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. What a spectacular view he must have in Heaven for eternity.

  • John C. Rexrode Posted May 29, 2020 3:09 pm

    John and I went to school together and after a long separation we met again and I learned he had devoted his life to Christ. He was a great speaker and a great Christian man. He will be missed by many but those of us that knew him know he went to a greater calling and is with God. My condolences to the family We will all be together in the great bye and bye

  • Joe and Julia Beth Austin Paul Posted June 18, 2020 1:39 am

    Connie, Sending you love and prayers. So sorry to hear about John. You both were such a special part of our wedding . Fifty years have gone by so quickly, but precious are the memories! Keeping you close in our hearts❤️ Joe and Julia Beth Austin Paul, Campbell’s Creek UMC

  • Jayne G. Bennett Posted June 18, 2020 2:59 am

    So sorry to hear of your loss Connie. Just learned & very saddened. Praying for you & family for comfort & peace. He was so much a blessed person, fun, wonderful minister. He was with me & Red (RIP) when we first got our horse, & he was a lot of help! God Bless & much ❤️

  • Jimmie Overton Posted June 19, 2020 1:55 am

    Pastor John was one of the finest men i have ever known His quoting of the the scripture and making it feel special to you as an individual was so special! He was a true friend of our family and I was honored that he chose to preside over my mama’s funeral. My heart goes out to his family and all of those who’s life he has touched in such a positive way.

  • Bob Overton Posted June 19, 2020 12:14 pm

    As my brother Jimmie stated, John Yount was as good a man as ever walked this earth. A very responsible and kind man. He preached our Mom’s funeral at our request and was eager to help us. The Overton family will always treasure John Yount.

  • Hyram and Carlyle Paul Posted June 20, 2020 9:08 pm

    Connie and family, so sorry to learn of your loss. John was such a special person. We will never forget how good he was to our family when Hyram’s dad passed. Love and blessings to all.

  • Sheila Posted November 14, 2020 1:39 pm

    Condolences to friends and family. John was pastor at Cumberland UMC in my early college years. He officiated at my wedding and later at my Mother’s funeral. His faithfulness remained an inspiration throughout my life and years in ministry.

  • Terry Spencer Posted November 19, 2020 3:09 pm

    Sending my love your way. Pastor Yount was so inspirational for me as a child in my church way back in the 60’s-70’s (so long ago, I can’t remember which of those decades 🙂 ) I found a video with him at one of our Hobucken United Methodist Church reunions back in the 90’s. Please email me if you would like to have a link to the video. I’d be happy to share it. I want to thank John even now, for helping me start on the right road in life for the Lord. Thank you John. You can reach me at

  • Chuck Simonis Posted August 17, 2022 4:31 pm

    I know this is very late, but I felt it had to be said. I had the pleasure of meeting John Wayne in the fall of 1967 aboard the USS Vogelgesang DD862. Little did I know the impact he would have on my life. I was just a punk, 18-year-old from central Wisconsin, fresh out of bootcamp. He was such a calm, caring, loving individual at such an early age. He told me he was going to be a pastor when he got out of the Navy (I see he fulfilled his dream that GOD had for him). I would give him a hard time about it having been raised a catholic and not a real believer. He planted a mustard seed in me (which I didn’t know at the time) that has been very slow in growing and continues to go to this day. What a wonderful man and I pray that I will see him again someday His light is shining on us all. Rest in peace my friend.

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