October 31, 1950 ~ September 6, 2001
Born in: Chapel Hill,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
A native of Chapel Hill, NC, he was a son of Ervin and Nancy Lloyd Yates of Chapel Hill. He was employed as a Lab Technician with Spruce Pine Community Hospital and attended Church of Christ in Hendersonville.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Marlene Yates; step-daughter, Teena McKay of Florida; step-sons, Greg and Danny Carpenter both of Florida; brothers, Marcum Yates of South Boston, VA, Stephen Yates of Chapel Hill; nephew, Paul Yates of Pelham, GA; nieces Heather Yates of Chapel Hill and Lezlie Yates of South Boston, VA; nine step-grandchildren and two-step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 4:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Patton Avenue Chapel of Groce Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Green Hills Cemetery.
His family will receive friends 7-8:30 Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, Building 1, Asheville, NC 28801.