HENDERSON, Ky. – Bobby Joseph Yates, 69, of Henderson passed away Tuesday June 3, 2014 at Methodist Hospital.

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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