David Wayne Yates, 57, of Carlyle, Illinois, formerly Carmi, Illinois, died Monday, August 15, 2022, at OSF St. Anthony’s Health Center in Alton, Illinois. He was born March 4, 1965, in Carmi, the son of Raymond and Shirley (Hamblin) Yates. He was married to Debra Jane (Tatom) Yates, and she survives.
For many years, David was a flooring installer, and later he worked as a molder at Vibracoustic in Carmi. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan, and St. Louis Rams football fan. He enjoyed being around people. He enjoyed fishing, boating, motorcycling, camping, listening to rock and roll music, and generally doing anything outdoors while enjoying his favorite adult beverage.
Survivors include his wife, Debra Yates of Carlyle, Illinois; son Andrew (Rosalie) Coston of Evansville, Indiana; daughter Jennifer (Ronnie) Berry of Carlyle; step-daughter Michell McDonald (Tim Nickell) of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; brother Robert Yates of Henderson, Kentucky; grandchildren Summer, Layla, Hadlee, Tatom, Amara, Ronan; uncles Ray (Karen) Yates, Roy (Thelma) Shepard; aunt Audrey Huff; nieces and nephews Brittany, Brandi, Eric, Chasity, Selina, and Cody.
He is preceded in death by his parents; uncle Don Huff; and nephew Brandon.
Visitation and funeral are Thursday, August 18, 2022, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi, Illinois. Visitation is 11 am and continues until funeral at 1 pm. Burial will be in Big Prairie Cemetery near Carmi, Illinois.
Memorials may be made to Debra Yates and will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi, Illinois.