William Howard Yates, Sr.

Born in Dickson, TN on March 26, 1938

Departed on April 21, 2019 and resided in Pegram, TN

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Mr. William Howard Yates, Sr., 81, of Pegram, TN, passed away April 21, 2019. Mr. Yates is preceded in death by his parents, Emerson and Minnie Gossett Yates; loving wife, Linda Fay Yates; daughter, Sandra Kay Yates; brother, Kenneth Yates; and sister, Betty Cooper. He is survived by his children William Howard Yates, Jr., Cheryl Mabry, Kimberly Kelley, Wayne Yates, Tina Neely; Sister Clara Click; 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Yates proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1955 – 1958. He loved country music and working in his vegetable garden, selling produce from a wagon, “Pond Creek Produce.”

Services for Mr. Yates will be held at Middle TN Veteran’s Cemetery, 7931 McCrory Lane, Nashville, TN on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to:

Harvest Fields Baptist Church

2190 Sam’s Creek Rd.

Pegram, TN 37142

(615) 792 - 7872


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17 Comments to William Howard Yates, Sr.

  1. Ron Parrish says:

    Good friend and a fine man. There will never be another like him.

  2. Kathy McFarlane says:

    Our deepest condolences

    Tim and Kathy McFarlane

  3. Peggy Lynn Rowe says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Howard was surely one of a kind! He was always kind, funny and sweet to me. It’s my honor to have known him. We are grateful that Howard loved our Lord, and that though he has passed, we know he still lives in God’s presence; in company with Christ, Who died and now lives. Take comfort knowing that Howard is rejoicing in our Lord’s kingdom, where there is no sorrow, no tears or pain, but the fullness of peace and joy forever and ever.
    My love and prayers are with all who mourn.

  4. Lynette hulan says:

    I always enjoyed him playing the guitar and singing at my daddy’s cafe ,peanuts cafe river road..Sending prayers to his family.

  5. Nancy Mayer says:

    Billy and Shelly;
    We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad, it will leave a big.hole in your heart for a while yet with the Lord in your lives, it will help heal your heart.

    We will be praying for you and the family.

    Nancy and David Mayer

  6. Judy Hurt Petitt ~~ Tree & Clay says:

    Billy, Cheryl, Kim, Wayne & Tina our condolences for you and your family’s during this time of loss.
    Just know uncle Howard is signing now in our Heavenly Chior 🎶🎸🎼
    My love to you all

  7. Alison, Mike, Nicole, Blake, Macy, John, Bella, Marley and JJ says:

    Love you Uncle Howard ❤️
    I’m so sorry for your lost, prayer’s for the family, he will be missed 😢

  8. Crystal Lloyd says:

    I will always remember Tina, Wayne and Howard singing down on the creek. He will be missed.

  9. Kenneth Burkhart says:

    So sorry for your loss! God bless you all.

  10. Laquieta and Jeff Sharp says:

    So sorry for y’all loss. Sending prayers to the family. Y’all are in our prayers. RIP Mr Yates.

  11. Willard meadows says:

    He was a fine man and a friend he will be missed

  12. Clara click says:

    It’s so hard for me to let him go for he was a big part of my life. He was so special to me all my life. We have some very good memories , He will always be with me in my heart. God takes over now . He is with GOD now andthats so comforting.

    • Kimberly Kelley says:

      I’m sure going to miss you and daddy playing the guitars and singing, I will always cherish those memories. What fun we had, the good ole days..yep priceless. Love you Aunt Clara.

  13. Debbie Hale (neice) says:

    Uncle Howard is and was my Favorite uncle.. I really enjoyed him and my mom singing together. He taught me to drive the tractor when he was bushhogging and tending gardens.. I love you uncle Howard. Going to miss seeing you.

  14. Deborah Hall says:

    Sorry for your loss. I know how much he meant to y’all.I know he will never be forgotten.

  15. Tudi says:

    My deepest sympathy to you Kim and the whole family. He sounded like a great man. I know you are missing him and what a loss you are feeling. May God comfort you and all your family.

  16. Jeremy Dunn says:

    Wayne, brother…our hearts are with you and your family during this time.
    Our condolences on your loss.

    Jeremy and Kayla Dunn

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