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Randy B. Yates

Battle Creek

Randy B. Yates, age 53, of Battle Creek, died Monday November 30, 2015, at Bronson Battle Creek.  Randy was born June 28, 1962, in Battle Creek, to Malcolm and Laura (Morgan) Yates.  A lifelong resident of Battle Creek, Randy was a 1980 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School and received his Associates degree in criminal justice from Kellogg Community College. He continued his education at Sienna Heights University awarded a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice and Master's degree in homeland security.  Randy had served as a volunteer at the Bedford Rescue Squad; he worked as a police officer for Prairieville, Delton, and Pennfield Township Police departments.  He served as Chief of Police for the Woodland Township Police Department.  Randy had served as a supervisor for the 911 dispatcher for the City of Grand Rapids and Barry County.  He currently was employed by the State of Michigan's Department of Human Services. 

Randy is survived by his mother, Laura M. Yates, a sister, Hilda (Dan) Harris, of Battle Creek and many family members.  

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00AM at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, 223 N. Bedford Rd.  A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to Talons Out, Honor Flight.  Visit Randy's webpage at


Published in Battle Creek Enquirer from Dec. 3 to Dec. 4, 2015
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