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Everett Charles Yates Jr.

October 9, 1930 ~ July 28, 2019 (age 88)

EVERETT  C.  YATES  JR.

   Everett Charles Yates Jr., 88, of Quincy, passed away at 5:35 p.m. Sunday (July 28, 2019) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born October 9, 1930 in Quincy, Everett was the son of Everett C. and Nellie Milliron Yates Sr.  He married Norma Porter on August 18, 1949 in Quincy.  She preceded him in death on October 18, 2017.  

   Everett was a member of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church, the Retired Firefighters and the Western Illinois Fly Tyers.  He was an avid fisherman and especially enjoyed fly fishing.  Everett also enjoyed woodworking and stain glass work.

   Mr. Yates served the City of Quincy as a firefighter for 30 years, retiring as a Lieutenant in 1984.  Following his retirement, he worked for many years at George Keller and Sons.

    Survivors include two sons, Thomas Yates (Betty) of Quincy and Jeff Yates (Lisa) of Tulsa, OK; a daughter, Theresa Slothouber (Mike) of Quincy; five grandchilden, Jill Kilver of Winchester, IL, Amy Sutton (Todd) of Winchester, IL, Amanda Armor (Joseph) of Houston, TX,  Stephanie Hendricks of Quincy and Tyler Hendricks (Evelyn) of Lewistown, MO; thirteen great grandchildren, Thomas Kilver, Sarah Kilver, Curtis Kilver, Kyle Sutton, Claire Sutton, Will Sutton, Sebastian Armor, Dominic Armor, Joseph Hendricks, Charles Jaynes, Kody Jaynes, Miranda Blakney and Gracie Blakney; a sister in law, Donna Yates of Arvada, CO; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Everett was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Donald Yates.

   Prayer services will be held Friday morning at 9:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church with Monsignor Michael Kuse officiating.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Thursday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Friday morning from 9:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.

    Memorials may be made to the Quincy Humane Society or St. Francis Catholic Church.

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