November 21, 2019

Debra Lynn Yorke, 66, of Wise, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at her home.
She was a 1970 graduate of JJ Kelly High School. She was formerly employed as a deputy commissioner for the Wise County Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office. She was of the Christian faith and a life-long member of Mountain View Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph James Thacker and Erma Geraldine Thacker.
She is survived by her husband, John C. Yorke; a daughter, Angela Atwood and husband Brandon of Coeburn; a son, Jonathan D. Yorke of Mt. Airy, N.C; two grandchildren, Avery Ann Atwood and William Russell Atwood; brother, Terry Thacker and wife Anita; sister, Diane Wright and husband Rick; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services for Debra Lynn Yorke will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Sturgll Funeral Home chapel in Wise with Pastor Mike Jordan and Pastor James Wilson officiating. Family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until time of services at 7 p.m. Graveside committal services and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 in the Mtn. View Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Wise. Family and friends will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home to go to the cemetery in procession. Please visit to leave online condolences for the family.

Sturgill Funeral Home 1621 Norton Road SW Wise, is in charge of arrangements.