He was born August 18, 1944 in Henderson to Harvey Finley Yates and Ruby (Jewell) Fritz. He was a construction worker and was of the Pentecostal faith.
He was preceded in death by his father; two brothers, Howard Yates and Aubrey Yates; three sisters, Dorothy Oens, Deanie Fambrough and Shirley Yates.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years Carolyn Yates; three sons, Ozzie Yates, David Yates, Tony Yates all of Henderson; one daughter, Gina Yates Adams of Henderson; two sisters, Mary Green of Henderson, Sue Nichols of California; one brother, David Wayne Yates of Henderson; ten grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Tomblinson Funeral Home Henderson Chapel. Pastor Jack Ross will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday 10:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Bobby Yates Memorial Fund C/O Tomblinson Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Jaden Frye, Josh Yates, Billy Frye, Brent Durbin, Michael Yates and Drew Pleasant.
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