GALLIPOLIS — Eugene "Gene" Yates, 79, of Gallipolis, died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Holzer Medical Center.
Born Aug. 2, 1934, in Kentucky, he was the son of the late Gus and Birchie Garrison Yates.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Brenda Hagans and Billie Darrell Collins; one brother, Donald Yates; and by an infant brother.
Gene is survived by his wife of 47 years, Emma Jean Earwood Yates, of Gallipolis, daughter Mary Jean Altman, of Columbus; granddaughter Amanda Iceman, of Columbus; three great-grandchildren, Brent, Noah and Abby Iceman; three brothers, Mike Yates, of Prestonsburg,Ky., Tim Yates, of Olive Hill, Ky., and Danny (Cathy) Yates, of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Sue Bevins, of Lexington, Ky., Trudy (Jack) Tackett, of Martin, Ky., and Sacajaweael Crum, of Prestonsburg.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2014, at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home with Pastor Bill O'Brien officiating. Burial will follow in Mina Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of services Monday.
An online guest registry is available at waugh-halley-wood.com.