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P.L. Yon, owner of real estate business

P. L. Yon, a retired Air Force officer and real estate executive, has died at age 78.

Mr. Yon, who specialized in properties in the Old Northeast section of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 28, 1996) at home.

The cause was a heart attack, his son said Monday.

Pershing Lockey Yon was born in St. Andrews in the Florida Panhandle. His father was a hardware dealer, his mother a teacher. He graduated from the University of Florida and served as a pilot with the Strategic Air Command during World War II and the Korean War.

After 23 years of service, he retired as a lieutenant colonel and came here in 1964 from Oklahoma City.

Mr. Yon, who owned Yon Realty from 1965 until 1980, was a member of the Quiet Birdmen, St. Petersburg Yacht Club and First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Peyton L., Tallahassee; two daughters, Marcia Y. Smith and Marian Y. Ellis, both of St. Petersburg; two sisters, Ann, Tallahassee, and Hope, Virginia; and five grandchildren.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes, Ninth Street Chapel, 2201 Dr. M.

L. King (Ninth) St. N.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, 212 Third St. N. The Rev. Terry Markins will officiate. Burial will be at Bay Pines National Cemetery.