William Cullum "Cory" Yardley

Born in Madison, TN on July 24, 1990

Departed on August 18, 2018 and resided in Murfreesboro, TN

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William Cullum “Cory” Yardley, RN, BSN, CCRN, PCCN passed away at his home Saturday, August 18th, 2018. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Kenneth Yardley and his maternal grandmother, Joy Cross. He is survived by his parents, Marty and Donna Yardley; twin sister, Megan Yardley; grandparents, Jo Ann Yardley, Don and Marianne Howell; and many precious aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Cory graduated from high school in White House, where he was a member of the Blue Devils marching band. He was a member of the national honor society and was still continuing his studies. Cory loved to read and learn. He graduated Cum Laude from UT Martin in 2014 and was pursuing his Masters Degree which he was to receive this November. He had aspirations of continuing his education and earning his PhD. As a youth, Cory played little league baseball and basketball. He also enjoyed fishing. He was a kind, funny, bright and compassionate young man. He was well respected and loved in his professional life as well and will be sorely missed by the families he came into contact with as well as his coworkers and fellow caregivers at Centennial. Visitation for Cory will be held Tuesday, August 21st., 2018 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home. A Life Celebration Service will be held Wednesday, Aust 22nd at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or St. Jude.

18 Comments to William Cullum "Cory" Yardley

  1. Elaine (Davis) Fox
    August 20, 2018 8:51 pm

    Jo Ann and Family, My sympathy and prayers for all of you in this heartbreaking time!.. God has a beautiful boy in Heaven with his Dad!

    Elaine (Davis) Fox

  2. Millard bridges
    August 20, 2018 9:37 pm

    Joanne my life long friend and neighbor ,
    I am sure your grandson is in a beautiful
    Place and would not return to us even if he
    Could . He accomplished much in a short
    Time – many blessings to you
    Please call on me if you need me
    Millard Bridges

  3. Asha Moody
    August 21, 2018 1:15 am

    Cory was a wonderful person, and I am so happy and blessed to have known him. I am praying for you all in this time of sorrow.

  4. Martha Stanley
    August 21, 2018 6:41 am

    JoAnn and Family, My sympathy and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Love and prayers for you all.

    Martha Stanley

  5. Kim Rogers
    August 21, 2018 9:29 am

    Cory was such a wonderful person. He had such a pure soul. God gave him the gift of helping people. I will treasure the time I got to work with him at Centennial. I will remember him always. I love you Cully! To his mom and dad and Megan, I am so sorry for your loss and know that he was loved and adored by many people. He helped alot of patients and families through very tough situations. He was a shining light in their darkest times.

  6. Bryant Uldrich
    August 21, 2018 10:35 am

    Rest easy old friend

  7. Norma jean roberts
    August 21, 2018 10:48 am

    So sorry about your lost. Wish i could be there. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Shirley Ralph
    August 21, 2018 11:43 am

    Marty and Donna-I pray that GOD will comfort you as only HE can during this shocking loss of your wonderful son. May the memories of all the good times watching CORY grow as a child into such an accomplished young man help your broken hearts to heal in time.

  9. Marie Yandell
    August 21, 2018 1:46 pm

    Although today is difficult and it’s hard to see beyond the anguish that you feel, looking back on the wonderful memories that you shared with Cory can bring some peace and comfort. My heart is filled with sorrow, and I can only imagine the pain that you must be going through. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time.

  10. Christian Massie
    August 21, 2018 5:39 pm

    The world is a little less bright with the passing of a truly good and gentle person. I have no words that can accurately describe the sense of loss I feel since hearing this news. God works in mysterious ways. We never truly understand why He allows certain things to happen, but I know I will see you again, my lifelong friend – my brother. I am comforted knowing you’re at peace in the presence of God’s merciful grace.

  11. William C. Patterson
    August 21, 2018 7:37 pm

    My deepest sympathy to the family on your loss.My prayers are with you during this most differcult time.He was a former Bandmember with my daughter Shay.

  12. NancyHope Major
    August 22, 2018 6:32 am

    I am praying for you, family of Cory, and know that God is always there beside you now and forever.
    Love from NancyHope & Odie Major, Johnson City, Tn.

  13. Anita Rule
    August 22, 2018 8:50 am

    Dear Family. You have suffered a terrible loss. You are all in our prayers.
    Love, Anita and Don, Knoxville

  14. Sarah J Gibeau
    August 22, 2018 1:31 pm

    Jo Ann, I’m very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you.

  15. Carmen Morgan
    August 22, 2018 7:04 pm

    Cory was a wonderful person and awesome nurse. I truly enjoyed working with him and proud to call him my friend. The healthcare profession lost a compassionate and caring soul and heaven gained an angel. Love you and will miss you greatly. To his mom, dad, and sister, you all will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. Danielle
    August 22, 2018 10:15 pm

    My prayers are with the family and friends. I was a coworker of his and he made me smile every time I was around him.

  17. delene whetsel
    August 22, 2018 11:00 pm

    Donna, Marty, Megan I am so sorry to hear about Cory. You have to be strong for one and other during this time.support one another.it is what he would want.brighten some ones day everyday and think that is Cory.love you all hope to see you soon!

  18. Dan and Annette Howell
    August 24, 2018 1:06 pm

    Hey nephew, Sorry that you left us early, it seemed like you had your life in order and was moving forward. I couldn’t have asked for a better nephew. May your life on the other side be peaceful and full of joy.

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