Randy Carl Yates, Sr., age 65, of Baird's Creek Road, Vilas, went to be with the Lord Monday evening, December 16, 2019 at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Hudson.

Born June 14, 1954 in Watauga County, he was a son of Joseph Coy Yates, Sr. and Marietta McCauley Yates. He was a graduate of Watauga High School and received his Associate Degree from Caldwell Community College in Hudson. Randy retired from the Town of Boone Water and Sewer Department. Randy loved his Lord first, and adored his family, and especially spending time with his grandchildren. His second passion was working the family farm.

Randy is survived by his daughter, Tina Yates Maynard and husband, B.J. of Vilas; sons, Randy Carl Yates, Jr. of Vilas and Conley Elwood Yates of Boone; seven grandchildren, Chloe, Lucas, Tristan, Sierra, Terri, Travis and Kelsey; four great-grandchildren; sister, Joan Huffman and husband, Tony, of Mountain City, TN; brothers, Danny Yates and wife, Sherry of Sugar Grove and Joseph Yates Jr., of Vilas; and sister-in-law, Karen Yates of Hampton, TN. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Yates, Sr.

At Randy's request, services will be private.

In memory of Randy and in lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Timbered Ridge Baptist Church, in care of Dana Millsaps, 304 Smith Henson Road, Sugar Grove, NC 28679.

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