Dex­ter R. Yager, Sr.

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Obituaries -

CHAR­LOTTE — Fam­ily, friends and dream­ers across the globe bid a heart­felt farewell to busi­ness pi­o­neer, Dex­ter Royal Yager Sr, who joined our Lord and Sav­ior in Heaven Jan­uary 6, 2019 at the age of 79.

Dex­ter was born to Leonard and Gertrude Yager De­cem­ber 6, 1939 in Ful­ton, New York. He mar­ried his wife, Birdie Nare­hood in 1957 at the age of 17. To­gether, they raised seven chil­dren and moved their fam­ily from Rome, NY to Char­lotte, NC in 1969.

Dex­ter is sur­vived by his wife, Birdie of 61 years; their chil­dren and spouses; Dex­ter Jr., Doyle and Holly, April and Michael, Lisa, Jeff and Rhonda, Leanne and Tim, Steven and Ce­cile; 27 grand­chil­dren, 19 great grand­chil­dren; his brother, Richard; and sis­ter, Lil­lian.

“Dex” ful­filled his life pur­pose as a de­voted Chris­tian, lover of free­dom, coun­try, hus­band, fa­ther, grand­fa­ther, great grand­fa­ther, busi­ness­man, en­tre­pre­neur and au­thor. He shared his faith and free en­ter­prise prin­ci­ples freely with any­one who would lis­ten.... and mil­lions did.

He started many busi­nesses over the years but his first and most suc­cess­ful was his own in­de­pen­dent Amway dis­trib­u­tor­ship that he and his wife Birdie started 54 years ago. They were the first to achieve many of the high­est lev­els in the Amway busi­ness which spread to more than 80 coun­tries. The Yager name, philoso­phies and meth­ods be­came syn­ony­mous with suc­cess within the di­rect sell­ing, multi- level mar­ket­ing in­dus­try.

A pub­lic cel­e­bra­tion of life ser­vice will be held at 1pm on Jan­uary 30, 2019, likely at Steele Creek Church of Char­lotte, 1929 W. Ar­rowood Rd.

More in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the ser­vice will be avail­able on­line at legacy. com.

On­line con­do­lences may be ex­pressed by go­ing to legacy. com.

In lieu of f low­ers, me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions can be made to Yager Free­dom Foun­da­tion, which sup­ports youth lead­er­ship camps, min­istries and other char­i­ties mail to: 1300 Al­tura Road, Fort Mill, SC 29708.

Cards may be mailed to: The Yager Fam­ily, 1300 Al­tura Road, Fort Mill, SC 29708.

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