Mr. James Lawrence “Jim” Yates, 73, of Union City passed away 8:38 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. Brother Ron Gray will officiate. Burial will follow in the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads with full military honors.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday.
Pallbearers will be family and the military.
Mr. Jim was born Feb. 4, 1947, in Fulton, son of the late Lawrence Page Yates and Frances (Clapp) Yates Weber. He married Debra Ann (Frady) Yates Oct. 16, 1970. She survives. He was a 30-year U.S. Navy veteran serving in both Vietnam and Desert Storm.
He is also survived by two sons, Jim Yates and William Yates, both of Union City; four grandchildren, Tiara Yates of Union City, Cara Yates of Union City, Cale Yates of Knoxville and Quintin Yates of Martin; and one sister, Joy Stephenson (Robert) of Kentucky.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Joe David Yates.
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