He was the son of the late Kelzie Yates and the late Florence (Pace) Yates. He is also preceded in death by three brothers: Buddy Yates, Clinton Yates, and Joe Lincoln Yates; and four sisters: Charlene Pace, Pauline Edwards, Blonda Henson, and Dortha Brock.
He is survived by his wife: June Yates of Benton; two daughters: Sharon June Yates, Paducah, Cindy Marie Yates, Benton, one son: Hugh “David” Yates, Mckinney, Texas and two grand children.
Graveside funeral services were held at Benton Church of Christ Cemetery at 1 p.m., Monday, July 28. Mark Ray officiated. Interment was at Benton Church of Christ Cemetery.
Collier Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
The family asks memorial contributions be made to the Benton Church of Christ, 3091 Main St. Benton, KY 42025 or to the charity of your choice.