September 17, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011 1:00 PM Vernon Funeral Home
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 6-8pm
William R. Yates Jr., 55 of Urbana, passed away, Saturday, September 17, 2011, in his home.
He was born December 25, 1955 in Bellefontaine, Ohio the son of William R. Sr. and Naomi Mae (Slone) Yates.
William was a graduate of North Union High School in 1975. He served his country in the United States Army as a supply sergeant to the Deputy Chief of Staff.
He enjoyed tinkering around on cars.
He is survived by his father William R. Yates Sr. of Urbana; his wife, Suzanne Michelle Yates; his daughter, Jeannie Marie (Josh Fudge)Yates of Springfield, Ohio; his son, Jason (Jessica) Rasey of Richwood, Ohio, step-sons, Joshua Ziegler & Benjamin Ziegler and Nick Ziegler all of Urbana, Ohio; his sisters, Melissa (Kevin) Wurschmidt of Mayking, KY and Tawna (Richard) Brown of Urbana, Ohio; his sister in-law, Rena Yates of Richwood; his brothers, Michael (April) Yates of Richwood, Ohio and Charles (Melissa) Yates of Urbana, Ohio; 6 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
William is preceded in death by his mother and brother, Anthony Wayne Yates.
A gathering of family and friends will be held between 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2011 in the funeral home.
Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Mutual.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
I miss you so much grandpa!! t sucks not being able to see you. Trying to get over ur death.. iIts been about five years.. I’m trying to find everyone in the family because i know like no one in the family.. Anyway, I miss you so much! Love you!. <3