Haysi, VA- Herman Yates, age 69, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020 at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, TN. Born in Buchanan County, he was a son of the late Tilden and Louannie Yates. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam, he was a miner and member of UMWA Local #7170. He was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Jerry Yates and Troy Yates, sisters, Sylvia Jean Yates and husband, Huley and Margaret Deel and husband, Bruce.
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Survivors include his wife, Evonne (Cookie) Yates, a son, Kevin (Stephanie) Yates, a daughter, Tara (Marty) Potter both of Haysi, grandchildren, Aiden, Autumn, Connor, Walker, Jozee, Gabby, Kenzie, Dalton, Dales and Melody, brothers, Lonnie (Fayger) Yates, Billy (Jeraldine) Yates and Danny (Margie) Yates, sisters, Ponzella (late Carter) Owens, Sadie (Auty) Deel and Brenda (Jackie) Yates and sisters-in-law, Joyce and Sue Yates.
A visitation will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, at the funeral home adhering to Covid restrictions 10 at a time. Graveside services will be conducted on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Yates Cemetery, Greenbrier, VA with Elder Danny Yates officiating. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Marty Potter, Ryan Belcher, Cody Billiter, Jody Sykes, Josh Blankenship, Michael Deel, Nicholas Yates and Ronald Blankenship. Honorary pallbearers will be Christopher Hockman, Dalton Hockman, Victor Wallace and Scott Deel. Online condolences may be sent to www.haysifuneral.com Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.