Douglas Eric Yoho

Douglas Eric Yoho, 56, of Siloam Springs, Ark., and Mayville, N.Y., died unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Siloam Springs, Ark., where he lived with his two children.

Doug lived his life to the fullest and was most proud of his two greatest accomplishments, his children. His main hobbies included his passion for reading, his love for poetry and his theatrical performances, which he enjoyed so much in his high school years.

Doug graduated from the former Mayville Central School, class of 1982, where he had special bonds with each one of his friends and teachers. Those friendships went on to last his lifetime. After graduation from high school, Doug went on to graduate from Jamestown Community College. Doug could always be found reading a good book, but it wasn’t long before Doug’s sense of adventure took him to the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he became a certified scuba diving instructor. Eventually, Doug moved back to the states and to the State of Arkansas to work with a best friend on their family farm. From there, Doug formed a love for agriculture and animals. He soon married and raised his two children in the State of Arkansas, where he lived most of his adult life.

Doug began his career at the University of Arkansas in the poultry science department and was employed there until his untimely passing. Thanksgiving time in New York became an annual trip for Doug and his family. Doug would drive every November to New York and enjoy the holiday and deer hunts with his dad and brothers.

Doug was preceded in death by his brother, Russel H. Yoho Jr.; and his step-brother, Jeffrey P. Burdett.

He is survived by his parents of Mayville, N.Y., Russel H. Sr. (Virginia) Yoho; his children: Baley and Connor Yoho of Ar-kansas; his brother, Martin D. (Jennifer) Burdett; and his sister, Rachel (Lincoln) Kneer of Westfield, N.Y. He is further survived by his nephews: Colton and Brayden Kneer of Westfield, N.Y., Martin A. Burdett of Westfield, Jeffrey and Matthew Burdett of Batavia, N.Y., Russel H. III (Monica) Yoho of Ohio and Zachary (Heather) Yoho of Ohio; and his nieces: Lauren Burdett of Batavia and Val Burdett of Westfield, N.Y. Several great-nieces and great–nephews survive as well.

Due to restrictions of COVID-19, his family could not attend services held on Sept. 30 at the Roller Funeral Home in Arkansas. Doug was laid to rest at the Baxter Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

Doug’s family in New York will be holding a celebration of life in Mayville, N.Y., at a later date.