In Loving Memory
October 15, 1952 – March 5, 2018
Robert Lewis Yates, Jr., age 65, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018.
Robert was a loving and beloved man of God, father, great-grandfather, son, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin, friend, and member of the Eastern Shore community. He was a respected father by his three daughters, and will be remembered by his seven grand-children as their fun-loving and kind, “Grandaddy Beaux”.
Robert was a native of Mobile, AL, and most recently a resident of Barnwell, AL.
He was 1970 graduate of W.P. Davidson High School, University of Southern Mississippi Alumni, with a degree in music, and also started his own successful business in order to raise his family. He was a member of the Sons of Confederacy, Knights of Columbus, and the Sierra Club.
He spent most years of his life blessing loved ones and church members with his gift of musical talent, having served many years as the guitar choir director of Christ the King Catholic Church, in Daphne, AL, and having played for many other local churches. He was an accomplished musician since childhood, who also played in many other musical groups as well as teaching.
He enjoyed fishing and hunting, was a good steward to our environment, was raised by his parents to be a true southern gentleman, and treasured his Southern and Native American roots. Having been brought up in an Army family, a strong respect for military and law enforcement was instilled in him.
Robert was faithful and benevolent in his support of God and those who God put on this Earth, volunteering himself and his services to many while also encouraging future generations to do the same.
Robert is survived by his father, Robert Lewis Yates, Sr., and his mother, Sylvia Loyce Smith Yates, residents of Loxley; his daughters, Aimee Lynne Yates, Courtenay Ann Yates-Glennon, and Mollie Catherine Bailey-Yates-Buchholz; his grandchildren, Gabrielle, Aaron, Chandler, Bradyn, Rowen, and Lily; great grandchild, Aspen; sister, Cynthia; niece, Skye; great nieces and nephews, Cayla, Luke, Effie, and Willow Raven; and many other loving and beloved relatives and friends.
Memorial service set for 11:15 AM, Saturday, April 14, 2018 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 370 S. Section St., Fairhope, AL, 36532. There will be a gathering of friends before the service to begin at 11:00 AM.
Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL 36532. Online condolences may be made at www.hughesfh.com.