Joseph Yates

Joseph S. Yates, Jr., 66, husband to Mary Jane Moffatt Yates, died Sunday, December 16, 2018 in Ohio.

Born April 28, 1952, He was the son of the late Joseph S. Yates, Sr. and Minnie Rea Woods Yates.

He was a graduate of Henry County High School, The University of Louisville and the Salmon P. Chase School of Law at Northern Kentucky University. He served as Attorney for the City of New Castle, the Henry County Board of Education and the Little Kentucky River Watershed.  He was Chairman of the New Castle Preservation Board and an honorary member of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows Washington Lodge #1513.

Survivors include: one son, Zachary Graham Yates (Kristy); one daughter, Olivia Rea Yates (Dustin Norman); one stepson, Robert Finley Snipes III; three grandchildren, Joseph Sawyer, Madden Harper and Greenleigh Arabella Jeanne and one sister, Alice Yates-Lemley (Todd).

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Dec. 23, at the John Smith Auditorium of Henry County High School.  Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. until the beginning of the service at 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions are suggested to The Berry Center, PO Box 582, New Castle, KY  40050 or St. James Episcopal Church, PO Box 166, Shelbyville, KY  40066.  Prewitt New Castle in charge of arrangements.

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