Gary Dupree Yetter

gary yetter

March 8, 1945 ~ August 8, 2022

Born in: Charlestown , SC
Resided in: Lawrenceville , GA

Gary Dupree Yetter, 77, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away on August 8, 2022.

Born in Charleston, South Carolina in March 1945, Gary moved to Macon, Georgia as a small child. He graduated from the University of Georgia with degrees in Elementary Education, culminating in a Specialist of Education degree in Educational Leadership. Gary moved to Gwinnett County with his family in 1989, where he took on the role of principal at Norcross Elementary School. When Kanoheda Elementary School opened, he became the principal there, eventually finishing up his lifelong career in education at Harmony Elementary School. Gary was passionate about education, believing that a good education could open any door for children in their lives.

In his free time, Gary loved woodworking and creating works of art. He loved to watch NASCAR and Formula One races, and he had an eidetic memory for the history of both sports. Gary was also very active in his church. He served as an elder at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, where he and his wife attended Sunday School and church each week. He was a devoted family man, believing that his children were his greatest accomplishment. He was always there for them, leading by example and modeling how to grow in Christ.

Gary leaves behind his beloved wife of 53 years, Kay Yetter, of Lawrenceville, GA, and his two children, Shannon Yetter, of Atlanta, GA, and Amanda Yetter, of Cumming, GA, and his future son-in-law, Matthew Roesener, of Cumming GA, along with three grandsons: Chandler Roesener, Hunter Roesener, and Asher Roesener, all of Cumming, GA. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Skip and Debbie Yetter of Macon, GA; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Jill Yetter Meade and Larry Meade, of Byron, GA, and Sharyn Yetter Hutchens and Walt Hutchens, of Virginia.

A visitation for Gary will be held on Saturday, August 13 and funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 14. The family is asking that, given the current levels of COVID in Gwinnett county, all those who choose to attend please wear a mask while in the building.

The family is requesting that, in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church Building Fund.


Visitation: August 13, 2022 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Room: Iris

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Memorial Service: August 14, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church
800 Lawrenceville Hwy
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

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  1. So sorry for your loss. Gary will most certainly be missed. Thinking of your family at this time.
    Much love,

  2. Benny and I are so glad that we had the opportunities to spend a lot of time with Kay and Gary throughout our life but especially during the past 4 or 5 years. Benny and Gary loved talking about growing up in Macon and it was always a hoot to see them sitting with their heads together talking about the good olds days playing golf and vacationing with our mama and daddy. We have lost a precious brother!

  3. I’m very sorry for the loss of your father and husband. Gary was a good person who gave his all to his various passions. Working for him was easy because you got his support and always felt appreciated. I’m so happy I got to know him. Candy Perkola

  4. CandleImageMr. Yetter was the best example of a principal I ever experienced during my 30 years in GCPS. He valued his teachers and let us know his door was always open if we needed him. My sympathy to all his family as I know he will be missed.
    Donna Childers
    Harmony Elementary

  5. Kay, I am so very sorry for your loss and was so sad to hear of Gary’s passing. He was such a kind man. Prayers for peace.

  6. CandleImageI was so very honored to work with Mr. Yetter during his time at Harmony Elementary. He was a wonderful principal that supported his teachers in whatever manner was needed. He loved the teachers and students at Harmony and worked hard to ensure that both had whatever was needed for the best possible education for each child. He was the true southern gentleman in every sense of the term. His Christian beliefs shined through in how he treated his staff and students. He always spoke so lovingly of Kay and his children. He will be greatly missed, but I am sure there was much rejoicing when he reached his heavenly home.
    May the Lord bless you at this time of loss,
    Claire Wilkinson

  7. CandleImageI was so very honored to work with Mr. Yetter during his time at Harmony Elementary. He was a kind and wonderful principal, that was always very supportive of his teachers and students. He worked so very hard to ensure that both had whatever was needed in order to best educate each child. His Christian beliefs shined through each day as he worked with us. He always spoke so lovingly of Kay and his children. Harmony thrived under his leadership. May the Lord bless you during these difficult days.
    Claire Wilkinson

  8. CandleImageBoth Al and I have been there, losing our dads one week apart six years ago this coming December. When you are sad, think of the happy times you had together and as a family. I still want to pick up the phone and ask my dad his advice, and I smile, knowing that he’s always near. You have incredible support on your side with Matthew and his family. They are, without a doubt, the best people, and I know they are there for you every step of the way. Stay well, stay healthy and know you are in our thoughts.

  9. Gary was so welcoming to us when we first joined the Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church. He was such a great guy. He will be missed.

  10. Kay, Yvonne and I are so very sorry for the loss of Gary. We will surely miss seeing him on Sundays.

  11. Dear Kay, I am so saddened by your loss, but what a long and lovely marriage you enjoyed. Please accept my condolences. Amanda, please know that your new team at Berkeley Lake is praying for you and ready to support you in any way that you need. Love to you both and the amazing family Gary leaves behind.

  12. Kay, I’m so saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. I’ve often thought of ya’ll during the past year and didn’t act to connect. This brings such a flood of memories of our younger years and the fun times together; I often drive by your house on Tucker Road…..and Roycrest! We know Gary is experiencing the glorious hereafter and we thank God every day for that but it is our nature to morn. May God support and bless you and your family.

  13. Kay you and your family are in my prayers.

    I learned so much from Gary while working at Yetter’s. He was patient, encouraging, and always oversaw things with a joy that transcended the seemingly menial tasks that nonetheless required exceptional skill. He always had a quiet smile that made me sure he knew something I didn’t regardless of the situation and somehow it always made me feel better.

    His presence made the world a significantly better place.

    God speed.

  14. I am so blessed to have had you for my brother. I can’t express how much I miss you. Rest peacefully and wait for us so we can have a family reunion! ❤️❤️

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