Charles E. "Chuck" Yates, Col., USMC, Ret., age 78 of Chipley, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at his home. Chuck was born April 27, 1934 in Chipley to the late William Edward and Eva Elvie (Gainey) Yates. He had returned to Chipley after serving 30 years with the U. S. Marine Corp. A member of the First Baptist Church in Chipley, he was also very active in civic and community affairs.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by a daughter, Cheryl Nelson and a brother, Bill Yates.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Becky Yates of Chipley; three sons, Steve Yates and wife Lisa of Chipley, Todd Yates of Leander, Texas and Mark Yates and wife Alison of Lynn Haven; one sister, Edwina Showers of Chipley; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at 11 a.m., in the First Baptist Church in Chipley with the Rev. Michael Orr officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to services at the church. Interment followed in Wachob Forest Lawn Cemetery in Chipley with military honors at graveside. The family suggests those wishing to do so, make contributions to the
. Friends and family may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net.