Jeff Ytzen

Born in Columbia, TN on August 3, 1954

Departed on June 20, 2016 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Darrel Jeffrey Ytzen, ‘Jeff’ – Age 61, returned to his heavenly home on June 20, 2016, after a six month battle with cancer. Born on August 3, 1954, in Columbia, TN, to Darrel and Martha Ytzen; Martha passed from childbirth complications. He graduated from Columbia State Community College and worked for Sherwin Williams for 15 years.  He was an active member and served as a Deacon of Forest Hills Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee, and also supported several local charities.

He was a father who always involved himself in every detail of his children’s lives and supported, respected and loved his wife unconditionally. He was a man of strong faith, believing in the power and strength of Jesus Christ’s love and the beauty and peace that would await him after his passing. His giving spirit touched many lives. His family and friends will remember most his love for the Lord and great sense of humor.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Lynda; his daughters, Dana Hargis and Holly Kniery and their spouses; stepchildren, LeeAnna Melton, Katherine Sutherland, and David Adams; his mother, Nancy; sister, Lea Ann Braswell; brother, Scott; three nieces, two nephews, and eight grandchildren: Logan, Jake, Kaylin, Tyler, Millie, Marlie, Phoebe, and Samuel.

Visitation will take place at noon on June 23, 2016, at Forest Hills Baptist Church with funeral service following at 1pm. Pastor Sam Boyd will officiate. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jeff’s life. Interment will follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. The family would like to thank members of Forest Hills Baptist Church for their loving support. Flowers can be sent to: Forest Hills Baptist Church 2101 Old Hickory Blvd; Nashville, TN 37215.

9 Comments to Mr. Jeff Ytzen

  1. Gail Hughes Brooks
    June 21, 2016 7:12 pm

    He will be missed. I remember him from high school. He was a great person.

  2. Brad and Esther Emmett
    June 21, 2016 11:01 pm

    He was my best friend. True believer in Christ and dedicated husband and father to his two daughters. Loved life and family. Will truly miss him. Esther and I enjoyed Lynda and Jeff’s company and weekly coffee with my dear friend

  3. Richard barber
    June 21, 2016 11:30 pm

    I knew Jeff for a short time. Jeff was the only man I knew when I moved to Tennessee I greatly appreciated him and his family for supporting ours in our new location. He will be greatly missed

  4. Pam Rochelle
    June 22, 2016 12:20 am

    Jeff and I were neighbor’s on Mockingbird Drive growing up…He will be missed…prayers to his family…

  5. Chuck Green
    June 22, 2016 9:09 am

    You were a great friend!! God Bless

  6. Jan Chappell May
    June 22, 2016 9:06 pm

    I haven’t seen Jeff since high school, but he was such a good person to know. So much fun. My heart will miss Jeff. I wish we could wind back the clock, to high school days. Jeff was always a positive encouragement to me. He will be missed.

  7. Percy and Juanita Reynolds
    June 23, 2016 12:08 pm

    He was a good friend and excellent neighbor . He will definitely be missed . His smile and sense of humor. R.I.P

  8. Dan Holmes
    June 23, 2016 12:30 pm

    A gentle soul, a great man and a good friend, myself and all your friends and coworkers at Sherwin-Williams will miss you and remember you fondly.

  9. Keyla
    July 14, 2016 6:10 am

    Articles like this really grease the shafts of kndogewle.

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