Raymond Gerald Yates, 67, received his ultimate healing on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.
Born on April 4, 1951, in Charleston, he was the fourth of 11 children born to Boyd and Theo Yates.
He was drafted to serve in Vietnam in 1971. He began his career with TVA upon his return, and was a faithful employee for 32 years, retiring in 2009 from Raccoon Mountain Pumped Storage Facility.
He is preceded in death by his father, William Boyd Yate.
He is survived by his mother, Stella Theo Yates; his wife, Wendy Brumlow Yates; son, Elliott (Caitlyn) Yates; daughters, Alexandria Yates, and Torey (Jed) Walker; sisters, Ann (Bill) Womac, Jean (Larry) Blair, Faye (Ben) Chism, Kathy (Mike) Rose, and Kim (Barry) Queen; brothers, William Yates Jr., Douglas Yates, Michael (Rosemary) Yates, Randy (Carol) Yates, Matt (Cindy) Yates; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home on Moore Road this evening, Jan. 22, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m., and on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, from noon to 1 p.m.
Officiating the Celebration of Life will be Troy Walliser and Greg Steele.
Interment will take place at the Chattanooga National Cemetery, with full military honors, on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at 2:30 p.m..
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Cancer Society or Lookout Valley Baptist Church Building Fund.
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