Ernest Russell Yontz, 73 of New Concord, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2022 at Altercare in Zanesville.
Ernie was born on April 1, 1949. He is the son of Ernestine F. (Curry) Yontz of Newark and the late Russell Yontz. He worked for Newark Ohio Police Department until starting his own business as a self-employed contractor. He was an avid outdoorsman and gun enthusiast. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time in the outdoor. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Rangers.
Ernie is survived by his mother, Ernestine Yontz; his son, Ernest “Russ” (Leslie) Yontz; his daughter, Kelli (Tim) Haynes; his grandchildren, Ernest III, Zarek, Russell, Matt, and Sarah; his sister, Sally Yontz; his niece, Audi; and his lifelong friend, Jeff Johnson.
In addition to his father, Ernie is preceded in death by wife, Dorothy “Becky” Yontz, who passed away January 15, 2018; his son, Matt Yontz, who passed away October 12, 1987.
In keeping with his wishes, a caring cremation will take place. The Farus Funeral Home of New Concord is caring for the Yontz family.