Jack G. Yates, 85 of Center
Jack G. Yates, 85, of Center, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018, in Center.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 22, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 23, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Todd Jenkins and Bro. Glen Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
Mr. Yates was born March 1, 1932, in Shelbyville, to Robert Alvie Yates and Mary Carroll Yates. Following his retirement from Hallmark, Mr. Yates spent time hunting, gardening, working in the yard and drinking coffee with his friends around town. His favorite time was time spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mr. Yates was a member of Sardis Pentecostal Church in the Sardis Community of Shelby County.
He is survived by
Wife of 66 years: Helen M. Yates of Center
Children: Joyce Hendricks and husband, Verbon, of Huxley
Billy Yates and wife, Janet, of Center
Terry Yates and wife, Linda, of Houston
Grandchildren: Kim Cater and husband, Jeff, of Joaquin
Luke Hendricks and wife, Carriston, of Huxley
Samantha Ranft and husband, Brant, of Waco
Jeremy Yates of Huxley
Steven Rader and wife, Dana, of Houston
Allison Krepel and husband, Brandon, of St. Louis, Missouri
Amanda Kirby and husband, Kris, of Center
Landon Oliver and wife, Rita, of Center
Charla Warr and husband, Matt, of Center
Great Grandchildren: Jackson
Brothers: Carroll Yates of Center
Jimmy Yates and wife, Billie, of Royce City
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
Preceded in death by
Parents: Robert Alvie Yates and Mary Carroll Yates
Sisters: Merlene Weaver, Ruth David, Mary Jane Cook, Johnnie Yates
Pallbearers will be Luke Hendricks, Brant Ranft, Jeff Cater, Jeremy Yates, Jayden Cater and Jackson Cater. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Jones, Glen Jones, Bobby Chandler, Rev. Ed McRae, Clifford Lightfoot, Terry Allen, Michael Allen and Bobby Watson.
Online tributes and condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfh.com