Graveside services for John S. “Jay” Yeates, 87, of Cleburne, Texas will be conducted at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, September 1, 2021 in the Keene Memorial Park. Pastor Bunny Reid will officiate.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 6-8:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at Rosser Funeral Home.
John S. “Jay” Yeates passed away Friday, August 20, 2021 in Cleburne. He was born on November 18, 1933 in Magnolia, Arkansas to Lillie Mae (Young) and Samuel Birdine Yeates. He married Marjorie E. Cook on June 9, 2002 in Alvarado.
Mr. Yeates served in the United States Army and was a member of the 964 Corp. of Engineers and the New Beginning Cowboy Fellowship Church.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be missed greatly. He loved going camping, whether it was with family, church, or camp meetings. He enjoyed talking to people and never met a stranger. Jay also enjoyed singing praises to his Heavenly Father and is resting in Jesus until Christ returns.
Jay was preceded in death by his parents; ex-wife, Shirley Nicholson; wife, Gloria Sue Yeates; brother, James Herman Yeates; and grandson, James Michael Yeates.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; sons, Kenneth Wayne Yeates and wife, Barbara of Brookings, Oregon; Patrick Lee Yeates of Phoenix, Arizona, Barry Glenn Yeates and wife, Victoria of San Leandro, California and John Michael Yeates and wife, Kristie of Alvarado; daughters, Carol Ann Yeates Johnson of Sacramento, California and Linda Sue Yeates Schweitzer of Joshua; step children, Bobby Dickson, Carla Dickson, and Jamie Cross; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; sisters, Emma Jean Allen and husband, Curtis of Holly Ranch, and Mary Elizabeth Simons, of Cleburne; and a host of extended family and friends.