Marshall Yates

Marshall Yates, 88, of Lamesa Texas, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Second Baptist Church in Lamesa with Rev. Ed Wegele, officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton. He was born February 27, 1925 in Ovalo, Texas to Pal and Sudie Yates and lived most of his life in Martin and Dawson County's. Marshall was a brave and passionate man who enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps when he was 17 years old and fought for our country's freedom on the sands of Iwo Jima. He was a hard working oilfield man and farmer, and also served as a peace officer in Martin and Dawson County's. He was a walking history book that enjoyed fishing and camping in his spare time. Marshall married the love of his life, Mozelle "Okey" Bouldin May 22, 1943. She preceded him in death July 27, 2001. It's a comfort to know that on their 70th wedding anniversary they will be waltzing across Heaven. Marshall was extremely loving and proud of his family, daughter, Trudy Harrison and husband, Gary Harrison of Andrews; son, Dan Yates and wife, Pam Yates of Seminole; two sisters, Hazel Martin of Peoria, Illinois and Peggy Latty of Flomaton, Alabama; one brother, Sammy Yates and wife, Nancy of Tarzan; five grandchildren, Marshall "Rowdy" Harrison and wife, Angie of Comanche, Rebecca Joiner and husband, Leland and Tessa Keling and husband, Korey all of Midland, Steven Yates of Hobbs, New Mexico and Cody Yates and wife, Leslie of Fort Drum, New York; ten great-grandchildren, Logan, Garrett, Jessie and Katie Joiner, Matt, Molly and Melanie Harrison, Karter and Addie Keling and Colton Casanova; and many loving nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Sudie and Pal Yates; one son, Don Yates; and a sister, Stella Bob Yates. The family suggests memorials be made to West Texas Boys Ranch, 10223 Boys Ranch Road, San Angelo, Texas 76904-3665 or to Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, P. O. Box 1890, Amarillo, Texas 79174-1890. Arrangements under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton. Online condolences can be made at:

Funeral Home

Gilbreath Funeral Home
209 N St Charles St Stanton, TX 79782
(432) 756-3355

Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on May 21, 2013