Anthony Joseph YatesApril 18, 1969 ~ September 28, 2017 (age 48)
Anthony “Tony” Joseph Yates, 48, of Grayson went home to be with his Lord Thursday September 28, 2017 at the Community Hospice Care Center following a long battle with cancer. Tony was born April 18, 1969 in Boyd Co., KY a son of Amon and Tonda Jones Yates. Tony was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Margie Maxine Jones; and his paternal grandparents, Malcom and Ruth Yates.
Tony was employed as a project manager at Calgon Carbon Corp. of Catlettsburg for 3 years. Tony worked as a structural designer at various engineering firms. Tony was a member of Oak Grove Church of Christ. Tony enjoyed hunting, reading, music, church, family and friends.
Including his parents Tony is survived by his loving wife of 6 years, Sylvia Yajun Yates; a 3 year old daughter, Angelina Maria Yates; a brother, Stephen (Krista) Yates League City of TX; his maternal grandfather, Winne Jones of Grayson; a niece, Sian Yates of League City, TX ; nephews, Kyle Yates and Rob Yates both of Grayson and Daniel Yates of League City, TX; and several friends and extended family who all miss him dearly, but rejoice in the life he has lived and the witness for Christ he has left behind.
“He has showed you, O man, what is good and what does the Lord require of You? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
Tony was indeed a good man, precious son, loving husband, patient father, reliable brother, incredible uncle and compassionate friend. Our loss is Heaven’s gain.
Funeral services will be 11 am Monday October 2, 2017 at Oak Grove Church of Christ with Donald Damron and Bradley Cotten officiating. Burial will follow in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 6-9 pm Sunday at the Malone Funeral Home and after 10 am at the church on Monday. Condolences may be sent to the Yates Family at www.malonefuneralhome.com