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William Howard Yates

Graveside services for William Howard Yates, 80, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 27, 2021 at Clear Springs Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Yates passed away Friday, August 20, 2021, at Southeast Hospital, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

He was born December 22, 1940, at Marked Tree, Arkansas, to James Yates and Lucille Bell Yates.  On January 17, 1962, he was married at Plant City, Florida, to Judie Ann Montgomery, who preceded him in death on October 2, 2016.  Howard was a very hard worker and a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by two children, Barbara Bland, Mountain Home, Arkansas and Howard Eugene Yates and wife, Judy, State of Texas; daughter-in-law, Harriet Berger and husband, Roger, West Plains, Missouri; six grandchildren, James Lee Drewery, Chrystal Floyd, Heather Karr, Walter Drewery, Hilary Schmitt and Jesse Johnston; fourteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

His parents, wife, daughter, Donna Jean Yates granddaughter, Jennifer Nicole Drewery, two brothers and two sisters, preceded him in death.

Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.