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

Jayden

Jaylee

Kyleigh

Kayson

Kale

Jaycee

Colton

Miles

Macy

Makayla

Mason

Jamie

Clay

Madison

Slade

Sawyer

Kaylee

Brooklyn

Lily

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