Mr. Rees Glenn Yow passed away on April 26, 2014 in Poteet at the age of 96. Rees was born in Poteet on October 15, 1917 to James Wesley Yow and Minnie McCullough Yow.
Rees rode his horse four miles to Leming to attend school. There he learned to play the fiddle, an instrument he inherited from his mother’s first husband, Urich Childers, who died at an early age.
Rees was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie McDonald and three brothers, Arnot, Lanier and R. L., who died in early childhood. All his life he farmed his mother’s land and leased land from Rosie Meyers and E. T. Page Sr. In 1945 he married Marjorie McDonald, the best decision he ever made, according to him. They had two daughters, Janice and Neda. Rees loved Marjorie, children and music. Sonny Eichman, Wayne Norment, Bill Pennington and Rees formed the “Baptist Dance Band” that played many free benefits including Texas Day for the Poteet Elementary School for 20 years. He judged the “Old Fiddlers Contest” at the Poteet Strawberry Festival for over 40 years. He was an original stockholder in the Atascosa National Bank and a member of the First Baptist Church of Poteet for 56 years where his father was its first minister and where Rees unveiled its historical marker in 2014.
Rees is survived by two daughters and their families: Janice Yow Hindes and husband Billy R. Hindes; Neda Yow Hayes and husband Keith Hayes. Grandchildren: Rhonda Hindes Coleman, husband Frank Coleman; Wesley Rees Hindes and wife Joy Hindes; Michelle McMillan and husband Steve McMillan; and Jennifer Hayes. Great-grandchildren: Stefanie Wood Meissner, Kali McCormick, Ashley Coleman, Tyler Tundel and Jacob Tundel, and Great-Great Grandchildren, Tristin Wood and Taytum Meissner.
Serving as pallbearers will be John Carroll Jaworoski, Steve McMillan, Frank Coleman, Wes Hindes, Tyler Tundel, and Jacob Tundel. Honorary Pallbearers will be Sonny Eichman and Tristin Wood.
Visitation will be on Thursday, May 1 at the Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton from 2-8 p.m., with the family present from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 2 at the First Baptist Church in Poteet. Burial will follow at the Rutledge Cemetery.
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