Howard D. Yates, age 84, of Jackson, TN, passed away on April 3, 2022, in his home surrounded by his loving family.
Howard was born January 25, 1938, in Camden, TN, to the late Denton Yates and Opal Howell Yates. He was married to Marie Melton Yates, who preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Bethel College and was an insurance agent with All-State Insurance Company for forty years. Howard proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps and the Tennessee Army National Guard.
Howard had a love for fishing, traveling with his late wife, Marie, and was an avid reader, especially in history. Howard was a member of Lambuth Memorial United Methodist Church and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and Room in the Inn. He was a member of the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce.
He is survived by his sons, Kevin Yates (Jenny) of Medina TN, and Jeff Yates (Christina Aven) of Memphis, TN; daughter, Karen Sims (John) of Gallatin, TN; sisters, Ann Peoples (Ricky) and Sarah Cantrel (Jim), both of Camden, TN; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
SERVICE: A Graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, May 28, 2022, at Highland Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Tammy Blankenship officiating.
The family requests that In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lambuth Memorial United Methodist Church, 160 Campbell Street, Jackson, TN 38301.
Arrington Funeral Directors 148 W. University Parkway, Jackson, TN 38305