Donald Hugh “Don” Yates, 82, of Columbia, died Monday, March 14, at Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia.
He was born Aug. 13, 1939, in Adair County, to the late Hugh and Dimple Reeves Yates. Don was a successful businessman, owning and operating Don Yates Drilling, a member of Columbia Baptist Church, had been attending Mt. Zion Community Church and was a U.S. Army Veteran.
His wife – Frieda Thompson Yates of Columbia
One daughter – Donna Sue Yates of Columbia
One son – Brent Allen Yates of Columbia
One grandson – Waydon Tyler Yates of Lexington
One brother – Bobby Yates of Columbia
Two sisters – Sue Yates Williams of Albany and Betty Yates Bitterling (Ross) of Bowling Green
Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
Funeral service will be Friday, March 18, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, with Bro. Dwan Hadley officiating. Casket-bearers are Brent Yates, Waydon Yates, David Williams, John Williams, Bobby Yates, and Robbie Hancock.
Burial will be in Reeves Family Cemetery, with full military honors presented by V.F. W. Post 6097. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Friday. Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.