Mr. Roger M. Yates

Published 5:31 pm Thursday, August 30, 2018

VALLEY — Mr. Roger M. Yates, Sr., 80, of Valley, Ala. passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at his residence. He was born on April 20, 1938 in Fairfax, Ala.

Mr. Yates is survived by his wife, Linda H. Yates; three children, Roger M. Yates Jr., Rhonda Y. (Jeffrey M.) Rogers and Rita Y. (Chip) Schneider; his five grandchildren, Chase P. (Ansley N.) Rogers, Austin B. Rogers, Jacob M. Rogers, Benjamin D. Jones, and Lindsey S. Jones; his great grandson, Brayden M. Rogers and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, James G. Yates Sr.; his mother, Addie Ruth Yates; his sister, Doris Champion; and his brother, James G. Yates Jr.

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Mr. Yates was a member of Fairfax United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran and had worked for WestPoint Pepperell for forty-one years. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 11 a.m. EDT at the graveside in Fairfax Cemetery. The Reverend Melisa Saccucci will officiate.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. EDT at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley.  Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Fairfax United Methodist Church in his memory.

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Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.