Richard J. ‘Dicky’ Yates, 64, of Springfield, IL died at 7:57 pm, Saturday, January 8, 2011 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born December 28, 1946 in Springfield, IL to John F. and Mary V. Skaggs Yates . He married Jane H. Harrison on October 25, 1969. He was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife, Jane; one daughter Debbie Yates (partner Joe Moore) of Rochester, IL; two sons David (Cyndi) Yates of Vienna, IL and Stephen Yates of Springfield, IL; seven Grandchildren, Michael Yates, Collin Whitson, Rebecca Watts, Dana Zake, Andrew Yates, Jaci Jones, and Ezekial Yates; one great granddaughter Carlee Moffit; one sister Fernola ‘Nodie’ Strode of Cantrall IL; one brother John Yates of Jacksonville IL and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Richard was a resident of Springfield most his life. He was a cement finisher and retired in 1999. He currently was employed at Wal-Mart. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Kumler United Methodist Church.
Memorial Gathering: 9-11 am Thursday, January 13, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home
Memorial Service: 11 am Thursday, January 13, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor David Upchurch officiating.
Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery where Sangamon County Interveterans will conduct military honors.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association
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