David Wayne Yates (57)

Carlyle, IL, formerly Carmi, IL
Birth: March 4, 1965
Death: August 15, 2022

David Wayne Yates, 57, of Carlyle, Illinois, formerly Carmi, Illinois, died Monday, August 15, 2022, at OSF St. Anthony’s Health Center in Alton, Illinois. He was born March 4, 1965, in Carmi, the son of Raymond and Shirley (Hamblin) Yates. He was married to Debra Jane (Tatom) Yates, and she survives.

For many years, David was a flooring installer, and later he worked as a molder at Vibracoustic in Carmi. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan, and St. Louis Rams football fan. He enjoyed being around people. He enjoyed fishing, boating, motorcycling, camping, listening to rock and roll music, and generally doing anything outdoors while enjoying his favorite adult beverage.

Survivors include his wife, Debra Yates of Carlyle, Illinois; son Andrew (Rosalie) Coston of Evansville, Indiana; daughter Jennifer (Ronnie) Berry of Carlyle; step-daughter Michell McDonald (Tim Nickell) of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; brother Robert Yates of Henderson, Kentucky; grandchildren Summer, Layla, Hadlee, Tatom, Amara, Ronan; uncles Ray (Karen) Yates, Roy (Thelma) Shepard; aunt Audrey Huff; nieces and nephews Brittany, Brandi, Eric, Chasity, Celina, and Cody.

He is preceded in death by his parents; uncles Ray Yates, Roy Shepard, and Don Huff; and nephew Brandon.

Visitation and funeral are Thursday, August 18, 2022, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi, Illinois. Visitation is 11 am and continues until funeral at 1 pm. Burial will be in Big Prairie Cemetery near Carmi, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to Debra Yates and will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi, Illinois.

Visitation: Cook Funeral Chapel, Carmi, Illinois - Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 11 am - 1pm
Service: Cook Funeral Chapel, Carmi, Illinois - Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 1 pm
Burial: Big Prairie Cemetery, Carmi, Illinois
Memorials: Debra Yates, 200 Locust St., Carlyle, IL 62231

2 thoughts on “David Wayne Yates”

  1. Richard Gwaltney

    Farewell old friend. It has been many years since i saw you but you and your brother have always had a place in my fond memories of our teenage years.

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