Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Metropolis Memorial Gardens with Rev. Joe Buchanan officiating.
Mr. Yager was a member of First Baptist Church in Metropolis and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He had worked retired from the American Bridge Division of U.S. Steel.
Survivors include his wife, Ella Yager; several nieces and nephews, including Faye Cameron and husband Gary of Metropolis; and one sister-in-law, Pat Yager of Metropolis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James H. and Jenny D. Morrison Yager; his twin brother, Marvin Yager; and two sisters, Ella and Earlene McCandless.
There will be no visitation. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery.
Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home of Metropolis is in charge of arrangements.