It is with great sadness that it is announced the peaceful passing of Robert Lawrence Yates on Friday, March 27, 2020 at his home in Chapel Hill, Tennessee at the age of 84.
He was preceded in death by parents, Lawrence and Cora Scales Yates, and brothers, Allen, Walter and Burton Yates.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Shirley Knight Yates, as well as his children, Danny (Vicki) Yates, Jerry (Wanda) Yates, Sandra (Richard) Crabtree and Johnny (Kathy) Yates; many grandchildren; sister, Margie; and brothers, Ray, Grady, Roy, David and Charlie.
Robert was a deacon of the Baptist faith and was employed at Southern Shoe for 42 years.
A private graveside services were conducted by Pastor Reed Buntin at Nolensville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Triune Baptist Church Building Fund. Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel, 615-331-1952.
A Celebration of Life service will be held later.