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James W. Yates

July 30, 1923 November 22, 2018
James W. Yates
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Obituary for James W. Yates

James W. Yates, 95, of Sullivan passed away 11:10 a.m. Thursday, November 22, 2018, at Eastview Terrace, Sullivan.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday, November 25, 2018, at McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan, with Pastor Charliam Renner officiating. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan, with Military Rites by the Sullivan American Legion Post #68 and the Illinois Patriot Guard. Memorials may be made to the Sullivan United Methodist Women or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
James was born July 30, 1923, in Findlay, the son of Harley K. and Estella M. (Clabaugh) Yates. He married Ruth M. Sampson on June 19, 1949, in Sullivan; she preceded him in death on December 13, 2017. James served in the United States Army during World War II. He retired from Caterpillar in August 1982. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Sullivan, the American Legion Post #68, United Auto Workers #75 in Decatur, the Model T Ford Club of America and the Aladdin Knights. He enjoyed wood working, furniture making, going to Flea Markets and Antiquing. James was also an avid Cubs Fan.
James is survived by his sons, Michael K. (Patty) Yates of Washington, IL, and Kevin M. Yates of Sullivan; daughter, Marsha K. (David) Webb of Macon. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 1 brother and 1 sister.


Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

25

Nov

12:30 PM 11/25/2018 12:30:00 PM - 1:30 PM 11/25/2018 1:30:00 PM
McMullin-Young Funeral Home and Cremation Services (Sullivan)

503 W. Jackson Street
Sullivan, IL 61951

McMullin-Young Funeral Home and Cremation Services (Sullivan)
503 W. Jackson Street Sullivan 61951 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Sunday

25

Nov

1:30 PM 11/25/2018 1:30:00 PM
McMullin-Young Funeral Home and Cremation Services (Sullivan)

503 W. Jackson Street
Sullivan, IL 61951

McMullin-Young Funeral Home and Cremation Services (Sullivan)
503 W. Jackson Street Sullivan 61951 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Greenhill Cemetery Final Resting Place

Sullivan
Sullivan, IL 61951

Sullivan Sullivan 61951 IL
United States
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