Wilburn Horace "Shug" Yates

04/08/1939 - 10/16/2018

Visitation:  11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Friday, prior to service at the funeral home

Funeral:  1 p.m., Friday, October 19, 2018 at Stith Funeral Home in Danville

Burial:  Parksville Cemetery.

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Wilburn Horace “Shug” Yates, 79, died Tuesday, October 16, 2018.  He was born in Boyle County on April 8, 1939 to the late Samuel “Pete” Lee and Stella Maude Hixon Yates.  He was a hardworking man, owning and operating his own business, Yates Transmission.  Shug was helpful to everyone.  In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by three brothers, Sammy, Harold and Archie Yates; two sisters. Myrtle Johnson and Ethel Juanita Southerland.

He is survived by his wife, of 58 years, Vondalee Yates; a son, Jerry Noel; a daughter Eugenia Weakley; a sister Ruth “Dolly” Yates Record; four grandchildren, Shawn Noel, Jeremy Noel, Eric Reed, Chuck Reed; nine great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m., Friday, October 19, 2018 at Stith Funeral Home in Danville.  Rev. Choe Sargent will officiate.  Burial will be in Parksville Cemetery.  Visitation will be 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Friday, prior to service at the funeral home.

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