William V. Youkey ’71

William V. Youkey ’71 died September 13 in Birmingham, Ala., after a courageous battle against Gillain-Barre Syndrome. A graduate of Davidson College and Central Michigan University, he retired from the U.S. Army as a Lt. Col. with 21 years of active service. He was employed with DRS-Test and Energy Management Inc. for the last thirteen years. He was an active volunteer in the community, providing hours of service to churches, to The Ark, a local animal shelter, and to the South Hampton Nursing Home. Through the years, he supported the First Presbyterian Church of Huntsville, the Big Cove Presbyterian Church, and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville. He had many interests and hobbies including golf, racquetball, music, writing, and Alabama football, but the most important thing to him was spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Carol Youkey, 2970 Hampton Cove Way, Owens Cross Roads, Ala. 35763-9330; sons, Dec Youkey (Leslie) and Steven Youkey; daughter, Stafford Youkey; grandson, Declan Youkey; mother and stepfather, Dorothy and Robert Gruen; sister, Marti Hawkins; niece, Jennifer Whyte; and nephew, Chad Hawkins.