BARDWELL — Edgar Glen Yates, 86, of Bardwell passed away at Lourdes Hospital Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at 6:03 p.m.
He was a member of Bardwell United Methodist Church. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a staff sergeant earning a World War II Victory Medal. He worked as a procurement manager at Union Carbide and later Martin Marrietta. Mr. Yates was chairman of and served on the Board of Directors of Bardwell Deposit Bank for many years. He was a member of Ballard County Country Club, an avid golfer, and enjoyed traveling the world. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Evelyn Milwain Yates; his daughter-in-law, Tina Yates Phelan and husband Cooper of Collierville, Tenn.; his granddaughter, Christin Yates Parsons and husband J.R. of Collierville, Tenn.; and stepgrandchildren, Kevin Phelan and Tina Phelan Bell, both of Memphis, Tenn.
Mr. Yates was preceded in death by his son, Glen Milwain Yates; his parents, Jesse “Bub” and Thelma Hudson Yates; and his sister, Helen Webb.
Services will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Bardwell with the Revs. Marita Burkeen and David Fullen officiating. Burial will follow with military rites at Roselawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 noon Saturday.
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