Billy Charles Yates

02/05/1933 - 01/10/2021

Obituary for Billy Charles Yates

Mr. Billy Yates peacefully transitioned home to be with the Lord on January 10, 2021, at East Alabama Medical Center from Covid 19 complications.

Graveside for Mr. Billy Charles Yates will be held on January 29th, 2021 at 12:00 Noon, Hillview Memorial Park, with Reverend Don DeLee officiating. The graveside service will be held in compliance with the mandated rules from Alabama Department of Public Health.

He was born on February 5, 1933 to James Leonard Yates and Myrtle Canary Yates.

Mr. Yates loved the Lord and was a faithful member of the West End Baptist Church. He loved his family, friends and gardening. He was an avid Alabama "Roll Tide" Fan. Mr. Yates was employed as a Superintendent for 45 years with Hardaway Construction. He was part of a team of workers that constructed bridges and other infrastructures in Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Bahamas, Maryland, South Carolina and Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Vernie Gean Davis Yates, his parents and seven sisters and four brothers.

Billy's precious memories will always be engraved in the hearts of his daughter, Sharon Yates McAdam, son, Jeff Yates, granddaughter, Ryo Yates, all of Tampa, Florida, a host of nieces, nephews and a special dedicated and devoted friend that added much joy to his life, Ms. Brenda Collett.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to be made to West End Baptist Church, 3050 Old Dark Road, Alexander City, Alabama 35010.

Professional Services provided by Wright’s Funeral Home

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12:00 PM
Hillview Memorial Park
1926 Hillabee St
Alexander City, AL 35010

Guest Book

Uncle Billy was a wonderful father,brother and uncle ,he will be truely missed.He worked and retired from Hardaway Construction Co. After retiring he moved next door to his mother to help look after her until she passed away.He had 2 brother and 2 sisters that lived next to him. The Yates were a very close family always helping and looking out for each other. He and uncle Clyde would always help each other in the garden and uncle john were always talking about football Alabama and Auburn. I wish I could attend your funeral but I am sick with flu and can't get out at this time. My love and prayers go out to my cousins and family on ourlose

- jackie Threatt