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T.J. Yann, 41, tragically lost his life Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in an automobile accident. He was born on Sept. 7, 1978, in Lexington, to Thomas E. Yann Sr. and Judy Anderson Yann. T.J. was a 1997 graduate of Woodford County High School and was an excellent mechanic. A true friend to everyone, T.J. was ready and willing to help no matter how many miles he would need to drive or how late into the night he would need to work. He loved people and wanted the best for them without anything in return. Full of goodness, he had a capacity to bring so much happiness to others. T.J.’s infectious smile would brighten your day anytime you came into contact with him. T.J. loved adventures. He was fearless and fun-loving. He enjoyed camping, four-wheeling, and hauling as much as his Dodge truck would pull. His devoted Daisy always by his side. He was a collector, could always find a reason to keep everything. A rare combination of someone who loved life and adventure, yet he had a firm understanding of what was important – family. Kayleigh and Jackson were his world. He loved spending time with his kids and gave them his full attention. They made a lifetime of memories sharing adventures together. He loved having fun and acting like a kid with them. T.J. loved his mom, learned the art of mechanics from his dad, and adored his brother – his “best friend.” He wanted to please them and make them proud. In addition to his parents, T.J. will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Kayleigh Anne Yann; and his son, Jackson Thomas Yann, both of Versailles; brother, Ben (Jodi) Yann, Nicholasville; nieces, Olivia Murphy, Lexington; Matisen Murphy, Nicholasville; and Makenzie Murphy, Lexington; uncles, Jim (Adalyne) Anderson, Hardin; Kurt (Cathy) Yann, Tampa, Florida; Greg (Kathy) Yann, St. Petersburg, Florida. and Mike (Lynne) Yann, Nicholasville; and numerous cousins and friends who mourn his passing. T.J. was preceded in death by his special angel, Kennedy Grace Yann; and grandparents, Henry (Bea) Anderson and Ray (Norma) Yann. A Celebration of Life service for T.J. will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Family and friends may gather from 1 p.m. until service time. Memorial contributions are suggested in T.J.’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.

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