January 7 1954 October 14 2022
Obituary Please share a memory of Michael to include in a keepsake book for family and friends. View Tribute Book MICHAEL WAYNE YATES, 68 years of age of the Compton Mountain section of Pilgrims Knob, VA, passed away Friday, October 14, 2022, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Dickenson County, he was the son of Orbie June (Willis) Yates of Grundy, VA, and the late Jess Wayne Yates. He was a longtime resident of Buchanan County and was a retired superintendent at Minova. Mike was very active in his church. He was a member, elder, deacon, janitor, maintenance man and drove the church bus for Grundy Church of Christ. His loves in life included: his family (especially grandkids), his church and his beagles. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by Sisters: Deborah Jean ton and Sharon Kay Yates; Grandparents: Earl & Gusta Yates and Oliver & Edna Willis; Father-in-Law: Leonard F. Matney. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 50-years, Deborah Kay (Matney) Yates of Pilgrims Knob, VA; Daughter: Kristina Michelle (Kenneth Wayne) Carter of Harman, VA; Grandchildren: Kory Wayne Carter and Kelli Nicole Carter of Harman, VA; Sisters: Margaret Yates (Billy) Ashby of Harman, VA, Zona Yates (Glenn) Deel of Grundy, VA; Very Special Mother-in-Law: Dorothy Lucille “Peggy” Matney. Also, survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Grundy Church of Christ Sunday evening at 6:00 P.M. with services at 7:00 P.M. Graveside Services for MICHAEL WAYNE YATES will be conducted Monday, October 17, 2022, at 1:00 P.M. at the J.S. Willis Family Cemetery, Haysi, VA, with Evg. Dennis Wimmer officiating with burial to follow. Active Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary Pallbearers will be Elders, Deacons and Men of Grundy Church of Christ, Dr. Ryan Shao & Staff of Ballad Health Cancer Center and Staff of Legacy Hospice. Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy, VA is honored to serve the family of MICHAEL WAYNE YATES. To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Michael, please visit our Tree Store. Read more
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Michael Wayne Yates January 7 1954 October 14 2022.
Death notice for the town of: Grundy, state: Virginia