Isaac Newton Yates

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Isaac Newton Yates

SHREVEPORT, LA - Funeral Services for Isaac Newton Yates, 82, will be held at 2 pm Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Trinity Heights Baptist Church. Officiating will be Rev. James Preston Southard of Waxahachie, TX. Interment will follow in Forest Park West. Visitation will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service.

Ike was born August 8, 1930 in Sibley, LA and passed away on February 15, 2013 in Corinth, Texas after complications from a brainstem stroke in November 2012. He spent most of his life Shreveport. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, worked 13 years as a US Air Force Civilian doing Aircraft Maintenance and Quality Control and retired as a DCASR-Dallas Quality Assurance Specialist after 19 years of service. He then worked for McGill Aircraft until May 2012.

He will now join the many family members that preceded him in death which include his wife, Mary Lee Thomas Yates; his parents, John Henry Yates, Iona Mae Stiles Yates and Bertha Yates; his brothers, John Henry Yates and Hugh Yates and sisters, Betty Jean Murphy and Edythe Hulet; and son-in-law, Richard Smith. He is survived by his daughters, Vickie Smith and Fraya Saucier; son, Freddie Yates and wife Denise; grandchildren, Molly Manno; Kirt Barnett; Angela, Jamie, Kelly, Sean and Ashley Yates; Amber and Dawn Muse; Lyndsey and Kyle Smith; and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. See www.newhopefh.com for more info.

New Hope Funeral Home (972) 226-2111

Published in Shreveport Times on Feb. 19, 2013
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