Thomas “Tom” Yates, age 91, of Hopkinsville, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Creekwood Place of natural causes. Joint Graveside Services with his wife, Joann, will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West with burial to follow. After 67 loving years, Tom passed just a short brief time the evening before Joann. Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home has been entrusted by the family to handle the arrangements.
Mr. Yates was born July 2, 1929, in Bardwell, KY, the son of the late Ed and Essie Lee Willey Yates. Tom was a Lab Technician for 23 years at Jennie Stuart Medical Center. He was a member of Second Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Charles Edward Yates.
Survivors include his son, James Edward Yates and his wife Nancy Jo of Marysville, OH; his daughter, Nancy Yates Toliver and her husband, Alan of Hopkinsville; his brother, William Earl Yates of South Carolina; his sister, Stella Mae Coffman of Kentucky; four grandchildren, Heather Thompson, Nicole Houghton, Erin Zurlinden, and Jimmy Yates; and three great grandchildren, Wilder Thompson, Avery Zurlinden, and Mia Zurlinden.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution can be made in her memory to memory to Second Baptist Church at 720 West 7th Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.
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