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James Robert Yates, Sr.

James Robert Yates, Sr.

Male 1936 - 2018  (81 years)

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  • Name James Robert Yates 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 2 Sep 1936  Edgar, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Mar 2018  Clark, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I73  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2021 

    Father Harry Elmer Yates,   b. 8 Jan 1888, Grantsburg, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1969, Danville, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Orlia Georgeann Tingley,   b. 22 Nov 1904, Clark, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1988, Clark, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 8 Apr 1932  Edgar, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family R.E. Carroll 
     1. J.P. Yates, Jr.
     2. G.D. Yates
     3. Stephanie Ruth Yates,   b. 6 Aug 1962, Kankakee, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 2004, Wright, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     4. S.L. Yates
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F89  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      James Robert Yates, Sr. | 1936 - 2018 | Obituary http://tinyurl.com/yyye22xt

      From: Jim Yates Sr. ryates@rr1.net ; To: RonYates@msn.com RonYates@msn.com ; Date: Wednesday, February 18, 1998 6:06 PM; Subject: Are you my nephew?

      If you are the Ron Yates whose father was Carl B. Yates then I am your Uncle! Could you please respond? I would like to establish communication. I talked to Luella today via phone. If you are no kin please forgive my intrusion. Jim Yates

      From: "Ron Yates" ronyates@email.msn.com ; To: ryates@rr1.net ; Subject: Re: Are you my nephew? YES; Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 19:09:47 -0500; Dear Uncle Jim, what a wonderful surprise. It's me and I am so very glad that we can get this connection fired up! I have so many questions about how everyone is getting along. REY

      From: Jim & Ruth Yates
      Greg, Jim, look who I have found! This is my Brother Carl's son who is a hospital administrator in Alexandria, Va. He is now about 50 yrs old. I am going to write him a lengthy letter yet tonight. The last time I talked to him was when I was gathering quit claim deeds so Mom could sell her house in Metcalf. I also have his sisters address since I talked today to their mother. Thought you might be interested. Dad

      Subject: Re: Are you my nephew? YES!!!!! ; Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 10:15:33; From: Jim & Ruth Yates
      Agree, Jim. I already sent him an attachment of a picture of Mom and me along with a letter last night. Will get a look at them eventually. My last look at a picture of him he looked a lot like his dad. Dad

      At 07:07 AM 2/19/98 -0500, you wrote: This is unbelievable Dad. He really sounds receptive/anxious to hear from you. You should scan a picture and or ask him to and get a look at him. Jim

      Tue 4/10/2007 3:31 PM; GREAT WEEK...GREAT MEMORIES!!!!!; Ron Yates arrived at our house Monday AM, April 2nd,and we went to West Salem, IL to visit cousin Doris (Hall) Lemke. Doris is the daughter of James and Lilly (Yates) Hall. We looked at and Ron copied lots of pictures; had a great visit. Then we went over to the Moravian cemetery in W. Salem and viewed, and photographed lots of family gravestones.

      Tues AM we picked Ron up in Terre Haute at the Hampton and headed for Valparaiso, IN, to visit with my brother and wife, Dennie and Polly Wallace. We were joined there by Richard and Connie Yates as well as Tim Yates. The evening was spent recalling many great memories and viewing/copying pictures. We all went to a local family restaurant, Ron's treat....for the evening meal and had a great time there too...then back to Dennie's after bidding Richard and Connie farewell. More visiting and good times! Now, over to the Fairfield Inn for the night.

      Wed AM we picked up Dennie ...then Ron, Dennie, Tim, Ruthie, and I went cemetery visiting and also looking up old places of residence for Ron, Dennie, and other family members...lotsa memories flooded back...it was good! While visiting brother Leslie and Eunice Wallace's grave we discovered Eunice's death date had not been cut into the stone so arranged to have that done this spring. We had lunch at a neat restaurant...Tim's treat! More sites visited and then back to Dennies place. The evening was great but Tim had to leave us for home and some time with his family during spring break. Finally had to bid the Wallaces good by and back over to Fairfield Inn for some rest.

      Around 8 on Thursday we departed homeward and stopped in Hoopeston, IL to visit with Barbara and Debbie Yates at their home. What a neat place they have...just right for the two of them. After a visit with them which we greatly enjoyed we left for DAnville where Burger King accomodated us for lunch..(Ron, Ruthie, & me)..then on down in the Westville and Georgetown areas cemetery hopping..had mostly success in finding the graves Ron had hoped for. On down to Marshall and were able to find the graves there by just driving through the Marshall cemetery..a miracle!

      Now getting dark so on over to Terre Haute and a final meal with Ron at Ruby Tuesday's in Honey Creek Mall. We dropped Ron off at the Hampton Inn and said our good byes. We THOROUGHLY ENJOYED the trip, the people, the memories, and the goodness of God that allowed it all.

      Ron spent further time on Friday and Sat at the Terre Haute and Indianapolis cemeteries, then flew out Sat back to Charlotte and home.

      This was really a time of making and recalling memories. The effort and expense everyone went to in order to achieve this time was so greatly appreciated and enjoyed by us all! This account is my memory of things and it can stand to be edited if some of you would like to add to it. Love, Jim

      U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 Name: James R Yates Sr Birth Date: 2 Sep 1936 Phone Number: 664-4037[446-0219] Address: 512 E Main St, Casey, IL, 62420-1920 (1992) [235 N 1st St Apt 1, Dekalb, IL, 60115-3268 (1995)]

      James Robert Yates, Sr.
      ( September 02, 1936 - March 24, 2018 )

      James Robert Yates, Sr., 81, of Casey, IL passed away at home Saturday, March 24th at 4:03 pm.

      He was born September 2, 1936 to Harry and Orlia Tingley Yates in Chrisman, IL and spent his early years growing up in Metcalf, IL.

      As a young boy, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing outside in the summer until the hot pavement covered his feet with melted black tar. His prized possession was his Daisy air rifle and his best friend was his springer spaniel, Duke.

      At age 15, he met the love of his life, Ruth Emmaline Carroll. He courted her every week at family and church outings for four years and three months before they married on July 15, 1956. Jim always said he chased her for four years until she turned around and caught him!

      The couple lived in a married housing apartment at Olivet Nazarene College called “GI-ville”. Jim worked at Bennett Industries in Peotone and supported his wife and family as Ruth completed her college degree. They served at Bradley Church of the Nazarene and their first three children, Jim, Greg, and Stephanie were born.

      Jim brought his family to Casey in 1964 after Ruth accepted a call to pastor Casey First Church of the Nazarene. Jim rode his motorcycle to and from work every day, rain or shine, at Terre Haute Tool and Die for nine years. During part of that time, he also served on the Casey police force.

      In 1973, Jim and Ruth had their fourth child, Sonya, and he founded Casey Tool and Machine where he led as president until his retirement in 1997. He enjoyed the freedom of flight while piloting his four-seat Piper Archer aircraft. For many years, he was active in the community. He was one of the founders both of Comfort Inn of Casey and Preferred Bank. He served his church in the choir, on the church board, as Sunday School teacher and superintendent, and on several different committees. He served on the Illinois District Church of the Nazarene Advisory Board and the Olivet Nazarene University Foundation Board. He was a member of Gideons International Bible distribution organization.

      Jim was a well-respected leader, but he was never far removed from people. He loved meeting new people and made friends everywhere he went. He loved to study genealogy and family history and was able to connect with many family members of various branches of the family tree. One of his great strengths was communication and one of his most recent favorite pastimes was to drive himself and Ruth on their golf cart to Whitling Whimsy Café for lunch and to meet new people visiting the windchime. Jim put out a big garden every year and blessed many people by sharing produce from it. He continued to enjoy his trade as a toolmaker even after retirement at his small machine shop on his property affectionately referred to as the “potting shed.” He produced tooling needed by other companies as well as created special projects like the custom hammers he built for his family in his retirement years.

      Jim was a precision tool maker whose deeply held faith and values guided his decisions and gave stability to his life. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His family and friends celebrate his life here on earth and look forward to the day when we will be reunited again.

      Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Ruth; children Jim (Susie) of Charleston, Greg (Vicki) of Bourbonnais, and Sonya Comer (David) of Bourbonnais; son-in-law Rick Unger; grandchildren Terry (Lynnae) of Casey, Laci Erickson (Chad) of Bourbonnais, Jay of Charleston, Hollee of Naples, FL, Mitchell (Millie) of Casey, Mandy Marin (Fabian) of Bourbonnais, Luc (Sheena) of Casey, Heidi Hennessy (Kyle) of Kankakee, Emily Unger of Galesburg, Michaela Comer and Madison Comer of Bourbonnais; great-grandchildren Tori, Connor, Kate, and Logan of Casey, Wyatt, Rylee, and Toby Erickson of Bourbonnais, Lucee and Jett of Casey, Nora, Elise, and Lila Hennessy of Kankakee, and Julian Marin of Bourbonnais.

      Jim was preceded in death by his daughter Stephanie Ruth Yates Unger in 2004, his parents, Harry and Orlia Yates, his brother Roy, his half-brothers Harry (Bud), Carl, Fred Yates and Leslie and Denny Wallace, and half-sisters Lucille (Yates) Owens, Marjorie (Yates) Ijams, and Ruth Wallace Sanders.

      Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the Casey First Church of the Nazarene. Burial will follow in the Casey Cumberland Cemetery, Casey, IL. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 27th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the Casey First Church of the Nazarene at 1000 East US HWY 40 in Casey, IL.

      Memorial donations may be made to Gideon's International, c/o J. Williams, 504 Horseshoe Lane, Casey, IL 62420.