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John Allen Yates

September 24, 1946 ~ December 29, 2018 (age 72)

Name: John Allen Yates 
Age: 72
Address: Mt. Olive, IL
Died: Saturday, December 29, 2018, 12:16 am  Place: Hillsboro Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Hillsboro, IL
Born: September 24, 1946  Place: Litchfield, IL
Father: the late:  Joseph Yates, Jr.
Mother: the late:  Mary Chaklos Yates
Spouse: Julie Ann Osborn  Yates 
      Date of Marriage: September 24, 2000

Schooling:   attended Holy Trinity Grade School and graduated from Mt. Olive High School with the Class of 1964 
Military:  Soon after graduation he enlisted in the United States Marines, serving two terms in Vietnam, 1965-1969 as a Combat infantryman with the 3rd Marine Division attaining the rank of Sergeant
Occupation: worked his whole career as an Operating Engineer in asphalt paving industry.
Organizations: a member of Operating Engineers Union, Local 520 Granite City, Illinois // The American Legion Post #594.
Interests:  anything old.  Well known in the local and St. Louis area for his expertise and knowledge of knives, guns, arrowheads, and coins.
Survivors:  Wife:  Julie Yates, Mt. Olive, IL.  //  1 Step-daughter:   Leslie (Randy) Estell of Mt. Olive, IL // 1 Sister-in-law, Gloria Mayer of Mt. Olive, IL //
1 Brother-in-law: Harold (Cindy) Osborn of Mt. Olive, IL // 1 Granddaughter, Olivia // Many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Preceded in Death: Parents:  Joseph & Mary Chaklos Yates, Jr. // 1 Sister-in-law, Kay White // 1 Brother-in-law,  Don Osborn.

Visitation: Saturday, January 5, 2019, 10:00 am until time of Service. Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, IL   
Memorial Service: Saturday, January 5, 2019, 11:00 am  Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, IL
Clergy: Father Tom Hagstrom  
Burial: Mt. Olive City Cemetery
Memorials:  Mt. Olive Cemetery  //  1st United Methodist Church
Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive is in charge of arrangements.

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