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Harry Eugene Yates

February 4, 1946 June 5, 2018
Harry Eugene Yates
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Obituary for Harry Eugene Yates

Harry Eugene Yates, 72 years of age of Big Rock, VA, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018 in Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, KY. Born February 4, 1946 in Conaway, VA, he was the son of the late Elbert and Vicey Ramey Yates.

Harry was a graduate of McClain Business College and Southwest Virginia Community College where he received degrees in Accounting, Banking and Business Management. He was a former employee of Rifes Wholesale, Pauls Repair Shop, bookkeeper for Jim Hess Mines and retired from TruPoint Bank after fifteen years of service.

He was a member of Big Rock Church of Christ, enjoyed watching television, gardening and loved his 1964 Ford Tractor. A loving husband, father, step-father and uncle.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Ruby Puckett, Helen Louise Yates, and brothers Ralph, Kermit,Thomas, Harold and Elbert Yates, Jr.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Survivors include his loving wife of nineteen years Judy Carol Skeens Yates of Big Rock, VA; daughter Stephanie Yates Skeens and husband Anthony of Big Rock, VA; step-daughter Melody Bostic and husband Stanley of Honaker, VA; step-son Wesley Smith of Knoxville, TN.

He is also survived by his grandchildren Xander Kerry Skeens and Joshua David Lee; several nieces and nephews including a special niece Ann Marie Rasnick.

Funeral service for Harry Eugene Yates will be held at the Big Rock Church of Christ, Big Rock, VA, Friday, June 8, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with Evangelist Mike Rife officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, VA.

Active pallbearers will be his family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be the doctors and nursing staff of the Surgical ICU in Pikeville Medical Center.

The family will receive friends at the Big Rock Church in Big Rock VA, Thursday, June 7, after 6:00 p.m. with evening service to be held at 7:00 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to

The family of Harry Eugene Yates have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy, VA.

Cemetery Details


Mountain Valley Memorial Park Final Resting Place

32355 Riverside Drive
Big Rock, VA 24603

32355 Riverside Drive Big Rock 24603 VA
United States

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