James “Yankee” Kymer
James Kymer aka Yankee, longtime resident of Vernon, died on Friday, June 3, 2015 in Chapel Hill, N.C. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Yankee was born on Jan. 6, 1957 to the late Clyde and Isabelle Kymer in New Jersey. He is survived by JoAnn Newton; four sons, Joey and Sam Newton, Alan Kymer of Vernon, and James Linn Kymer Jr. of South Carolina; one daughter, Katherine Kymer of South Carolina; three grandsons, D.J. Kymer of Vernn, Jorden Hendrix, Matthew and Malin Daniels Kymer of South Carolina; three granddaughters, Tyra Williams, Ty’Keria Wardlaw and Jayla Hendrix of South Carolina; four brothers, Terry Kymer of Semora, N.C., Bob Kymer of Hamburg,N.J., Joey Kymer of Wantage, N.J., and Billy Kymer of Florida, and his finance’, Ruthann Ranjel of Vernon.
Yankee was owner/operator of J&J Mower Service for five years. He was a member of the Vernon Street Machines and Legends Car Club. He loved race cars and enjoyed fishing. He also worked for Fox Vet Clinic where he enjoyed working with animals. His hobbies included model cars, building motors and knife collecting. He loved spending time with friends and family, and his favorite past time was going to drag races and the flea markets on Saturdays.
His sons, Joey and Sam, will be building a drag racing vehicle in memory of their dad.
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or to his GoFundMe Account.