Dexter R. Yager, Sr.
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.