Joseph Paul Youmans


Joseph Paul Youmans, 70, husband of Harriett Grooms Youmans, died Tuesday, December 02, 2020 at his home.

Born March 13, 1950, in Walterboro, he was a son of the late John E. Youmans and the late Lizzie Ellen McMillan Youmans.  He was the former owner of ASAP Express and Jim’s Lawn Service, and formerly employed by Laidlaw Environmental Services.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Melissa Arm (Jeff) of Sumter, Stacey Coker (Chris) of Summerton, Renee Burrows (Paul) of Alcolu, and Stephanie DuBose (David Burrows) of Sumter; nine grandchildren, Michelle Bunch, Breanna Hamilton, Kaitlin Koone, Karla Koone, Johnathan Burrows, Ethan Burrows, Cody Burrows, Christian DuBose, and Jordan DuBose; three great-grandchildren, Sam, Hayden and Grady; a sister, Llewellyn Youmans of Cottageville; and two special nieces, Cindy Flood of Walterboro and Debbie Smith of San Antonio, Texas.

Mr. Youmans was known for the true love and dedication he had for his family. He always put his wife and four girls before anything else. He also had a special little buddy named, Sox. Sox, his dog, was his best friend and he loved her dearly.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Clyde Youmans, Bill Youmans, and Jimmy Youmans, and a sister, Ethel Youmans.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Bobby Driggers officiating.  Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Christian DuBose, Jonathan Burrows, Ethan Burrows, Cody Burrows, Jerad Inman, and D.J. Carraway.

Honorary pallbearer will be Breanna “Tootie” Hamilton. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home of his daughter, 630 Godwin Street.

Memorials may be made to the family c/o Stephanie DuBose, 630 Godwin Street, Sumter, SC 29153. 

Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.