Mr. Yates died Jan. 25 at his residence following a short illness. He was a retired supervisor at Hazardous Waste of Western Kentucky in Paducah and Madisonville. He was owner and operator of the former Yates Photography in Fredonia, a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Kuttawa and a Navy veteran.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Marie Yates.
Survivors are: his wife, Lenore Easley Yates; a sister, Patsy Weaks of Kuttawa; and two nephews.
Memorials may be made to: Chestnut Oak Cemetery Fund, c/o James Smith, 6355 U.S. 62 West, Kuttawa, KY 42055 or The Humane Society of the United States, Dept. MEMIT9, 2100 L. St. NW, Washington, DC 20037.
Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville handled the arrangements.