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Roy J. Yates

December 21, 1935 October 9, 2019
Roy J. Yates
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Roy J. Yates passed away Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 in Holdenville, Oklahoma at the age of 83.

Roy was born December 21st, 1935 near Atoka, Oklahoma to Roy Lee Yates and Myrtle Stewart Yates. He attended Oklahoma public school. Roy married Joyce Ann Griggs in Hughes County, Oklahoma. Roy served his country for 8 years in the U.S. Navy 1954 - 1962 and was assigned on the USS Toledo. He was a truck driver for 35 years and worked for Joe Brown, Western Commercial, Toby Trucking and Wilson Farms. Roy was a member of American Legion Post 32 in Holdenville, OK and lifetime member of DAV in Shawnee, OK. He was presented the Quilt of Valor by Quilts of Valor Foundation.

Roy is preceded in death of his parents, son Mark Yates, brothers; Chester Lee Yates, Richard Gene Yates, Bill Akins, Harold Yates, Waymon Yates and sister Lillie Collard. He is survived by his wife Joyce Yates of the home, daughter Renee Snider and husband Gary of Rawlins, WY, granddaughter Tiffany Johnson and husband Mark of Rawlins, WY, grandsons; David Yates and wife Jessica of Holdenville, Andrew Yates of Holdenville, Matthew Kirkland of Rawlins, WY, Jason Kirkland of Rawlins, WY, great grandchildren; Landen, Lainee, Laken, Chole, Brayden, Nolan, JulieAnna, other family; Larry and Charlotte Haugland, Jerry and Brenda Griggs, Paul and Diane Griggs, Sharon Yates, Karen Smith, special friends; Joyce Ledbetter, Melba Cook, Elmer Byars. Roy is survived by numerous other relatives and friends.

Family gather and viewing 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday October 10, 2019 Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Holdenville, Oklahoma.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM Friday October 11, 2019 Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel Holdenville, Oklahoma with Ron Hunter officiating and assisted by Larry Haugland.

Pallbearers are Jerry Griggs, Larry Haugland, Gary Snider, Jim Thetford, David Low, and Kyle Pipkin. Honorary pallbearers are Mike Goodson, Carl Griggs, John Gibbs, Charlie Atkinson and Eric Griggs.

Interment will follow at Yeager Oakhill Cemetery, Yeager, Oklahoma.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be sent to Calvary Baptist Church Building Foundation.

Services are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Holdenville, Oklahoma.

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6:00 PM 10/10/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/10/2019 8:00:00 PM
Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home

301 East Main
Holdenville, OK 74848

Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home
301 East Main Holdenville 74848 OK





10:30 AM 10/11/2019 10:30:00 AM
Hudson-Phillips Chapel

301 E Main
Holdenville, OK 74848

Hudson-Phillips Chapel
301 E Main Holdenville 74848 OK

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