Michael Robert Yates, age 56, passed away January 3, 2020 at his residence. Michael was born December 27, 1963, to the late Vestal Harrison Yates, and Judy Baird Roark. Michael was also preceded in death by his brothers, Lee Roark and Bobby Yates. Those left to cherish his memories include Mother, Judy Roark, and Stepfather Lee L. Roark. Son, Nathaniel Dalton Yates. Sister Tammy Curd of Taylors Valley, VA. Brother, Brian Roark, Mountain City, TN. Grandchild, Skyler Dalton Yates, Stepmother Glenda Yates, Taylors Valley, VA. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral Service for Michael Yates were held Sunday, January 5, 2020, at 2:00 pm in the Eastside Chapel of Hux Lipford Funeral Home with Terry Baird officiating. The family received friends from 1 until 2 pm. Burial was at Phillippi Cemetery. Active Pallbearers: Austin Curd, Jamie Yates, Robby Berryhill, Ethan Roark, Brandon Roark, Deon Hensley, Jerry Cress, and Steven Pardue, Hunter Buchanan, Zach Walton, and Alex Yates.
Friends may call at his mother’s residence 246 Corner Road. Online Condolences may be viewed at huxlipfordfh.com For those who wish donations may be made to the Hux and Lipford funeral home to assist with funeral expenses. Arrangements for the Michael Yates family are being provided by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home