July 11, 1937 - February 21, 2018 Born in California Resided in San Marcos, California
Richard D. Yates July 11, 1937 - February 21, 2018
Richard D. Yates entered into God’s arms and joined his beloved wife Yvonne, February 21, 2018. Born July 11, 1937 he was 80 years old and A long time Fremont resident before moving to Southern California several years ago.
In his life he had many accomplishments, achievements and talents, but what was closest to his heart and that he was most proud of was his family. He will be remembered for his great faith and belief in God, always positive and encouraging and being a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle, a humble, gentle man who loved life and lived for his family and no matter what life brought he always had a smile and a wonderful sense of humor. Everyone who met him soon became family, he touched and changed many lives. His presence and warm cheerful spirit will be deeply missed.
Beloved father of Debbie Yates, Becky Cummins and husband Richard, and Doug Yates and wife Renee. Cherished grandfather of Doug Cummins and wife Sara, Kyle Cummins and wife Natalie, Shawn Cummins and wife Haley, Stephen Dennis, Dakota Yates, Audra Dennis and Mikalea Yates. Great grandfather of Cosette and Melissa Cummins. Dearest brother of Steve Yates and wife Cheryl, Jeannie Henderson and Carol Lamprecht. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceeded in death by his wife and soul mate Yvonne, mother Ida Miller, father Steve Yates, step-mother Gladys Yates, brothers Tim, Mick, and Gary, and granddaughter Tessa.
He has left a great family legacy and will forever be in our hearts!
Celebration of Life services will be held Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Grace Presbyterian Neighborhood Church 1450 E. Vista Way, Vista, CA.
Donations may be made in his memory to Young Life South Central Los Angeles-CA502, PO Box 97, Compton, CA 90223 or on line at https://giving.younglife.org Area CA502, please make sure that the Area is designated.