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Heston Troyce Yates

March 12, 1944 ~ June 22, 2019 (age 75)



     Mr. Heston Troyce Yates, age 75, of Lanett, Alabama passed away on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 in Opelika, Alabama. He was born on March 12th, 1944 in Clay County, Alabama.

     Mr. Yates is survived by his wife of 54 years, Brenda Yates; his children, Tim Yates, Terri (Shane) Justiss, Lana (Bobby) Smith, and Jason (Donna) Yates; his grandchildren, Brittany (Josh) Richardson, Blake Justiss, Rebecca Yates, Savannah Justiss, Jeremy Pollard, Kassi Smith, Emma Smith, Katie Yates, and Jackson Yates, Rachael Smith, Carlee Smith; his great grandchildren, Roxie, Troy, and Zoe Richardson, Jayce Griggs, Emmaleigha Smith, Jaxon Duffey, Serenity Sharpe, Kyndal Sharpe, Lyricc Sharpe; his sister, Sharon (Harry) Caldwell, his brother-in-law, Johnnie Burke; his sisters-in-law, Angie (Chris) Duffey and Donna (Ken) McDowell; a host of special nieces and nephews that he loved dearly, and who were all “his favorite.”

     He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Velma Yates; and his sister, Betty Joan Burke.

     Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 at 11:00 AM (EST) at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley. Interment will follow in Johnson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM (EST) at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley.

     In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in memory of Mr. Yates to the Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch, 174 Sanford Drive, Camp Hill, AL 36850, to Plant City United Methodist Church, 110 E 18th Street, Lanett, AL 36830, or to Valley Haven School, PO Box 416, Valley, AL 36854.

     Mr. Yates enjoyed gardening, reading, antiques, history, and spending time in nature. He worked with many charity and volunteer organizations and was always involved with anything to help his community. He was a big fan of Auburn Football, the Valley Rams, and any sport his grandchildren were part of. He loved his wife’s cooking, traveling with his family, telling stories and reminiscing, and spending time with his family and friends. 

     Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.

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June 25, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley
3700 20th AVE
Valley, AL 36854

Funeral Service
June 26, 2019

11:00 AM
Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley
3700 20th Avenue
Valley, AL 36854

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