Richard K. Yancey

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On Tuesday, March 19th, our Father graciously took Richard K. Yancey, beloved husband, brother, father and grandfather, to be with him. He was 88 years old. Richard is survived by his wife of 64 years, Susan, his children, Kay Yancey, Richard C. Yancey, and Linda Ray and her husband Robert, grandchildren, Michael and Carolyn Ray, his brother, Charles Yancey and his wife Elizabeth, his niece, Elizabeth Staples, and his nephews, Vaughan Yancey, and Charles McCoy and his wife Becca. He was a Wildlife, Forestry and Wetlands Consultant, the Assistant Director of the LA Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries Commission and the Executive Director of the MS Dept. of Wildlife Conservation. He received numerous international, national and state awards including: National Wildlife Foundation Wildlife Conservationist of the Year in the U.S. for outstanding contributions to the wise use and management of the Nation's natural resources '80; Ducks Unlimited Outstanding Service Award '70; LA Outdoor Writers Conservationist of the Year '69; LSU Forestry Alumni of the Year Award '69; Governor's Award Outstanding Professional in LA for Wildlife '64; George Connell Award Outstanding Conservationist Award '63; T.A. Thompson Memorial Award Outstanding Conservationist '63 and '64; International; on the Executive Committee of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (State, Provencial and Federal Agencies of Canada, the US and Mexico); Chairman of International Treaties Committee and Migratory Wildlife Committee. Representative to joint U.S. Canadian Steering Committee '84-'86; Migratory Species Convention Member, U.S. Dept. of State delegation, Bonn, Germany '79, and Chairman of the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions '80; President of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies '81; Chairman of the MS Flyway Council Regulations Committee and Technical Committee and Flyway Council; Advisor to the MS Forestry Association Board of Directors and the MSU and LSU Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit Advisor; Co-Chairman of the Tensas Conservancy Coalition '81-'85, creating the Tensas National Wildlife Refuge and Big Lake Wildlife Management Area to be preserved in Perpetuity. He had approximately 100 publications in the field of wildlife management. He served in World War II in the U.S. He served at sea as executive Officer on LCI 237 in Sicily, Italy, southern France, Tunisia and Albania. Richard is preceded in death by a large amount of fish, ducks, and other wild game, and also numerous beloved hunting dogs. Graveside service on Thursday March 21, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Port Hudson National Cemetery. Resthaven F.H. in charge of arrangements. Please visit the guestbook at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Mar. 20 to Mar. 21, 2013
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