Dwight  Yates


Dwight Glenn "Sarge" Yates, 86, of Corbin, passed away Monday, September 9, 2019, at Baptist Health Corbin. Born August 11, 1933, in Corbin, he was the son of the late Albert and Lola Yates. He was a member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, a 20-year Army veteran, a 20-year USPS employee, and a 50-year Mason.
Glenn and Sylvia Yates were united in marriage on December 10, 1954. They celebrated 47 years of marriage prior to her death. With their three sons, they travelled around the world while Glenn was in the Army. After retirement, he worked for the post office in Corbin. While in Corbin, he was the best "Santa" the city had ever seen. He was always willing to help those in need, including crippled children with Shriner's Hospital. He was also known for never conceding his point in an argument.
In addition to his father and mother, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Sylvia M. Yates; three sisters: Lizzie McKeehan, Mazzie Rogers, and Martha Campbell; and two brothers: Leonard Yates and Clarence Yates.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Yates; three sons: Glenn Martin Yates and wife Doris, Kenneth Wayne Yates and wife Pamela, and Jeffrey Dale Yates and wife Jennifer; stepson, Matt Vandivier and wife Melissa; 10 grandchildren: Andrew Yates and wife Kelli; Peter Yates, Sara Yates, Matthew Yates, Emily Connor and husband Matthew, Amy Yates, Elisabeth Yates, Kathryn Wright and husband James Dewey, Jessyca Lundy and husband James Lucas, and Jeffrey Trystan Yates; five great-grandchildren: Hannah Yates, John Martin Yates, Yates Connor, Kelly Connor, and Jocelyn Mae Lundy; two brothers: Clyde Yates of Corbin, Kentucky and Dusty Yates and wife Ruth of Daytona Beach, Florida; one sister: Opal Russell; several nieces and nephews; and two caregivers: Linda Hill and Rita Dople, to mourn his passing.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2019, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Kenny Yates and Keaton Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery with Trystan Yates, Matt Vandivier, Matt Yates, James Lundy, Andrew Yates, and Bobby Messer serving as pallbearers. Military rites will be conducted by the National Guard Honors Team and the American Legion Post 88 Honor Guard. A Masonic service by the Hugh Harris Lodge will also be held at the graveside.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Hart Funeral Home, located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin.
The family expresses special thanks to the CCU nurses and doctors at Baptist Health Corbin.
Messages of condolence may be left at www.hartfhcorbin.com.
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Betty Carr.
Sep 13, 2019
Sorry I didn't know Glenn had passed. I will be praying for the family. I am so sorry for your lose. He was a special person. He will be missed.