Spencer, TN-James Wintford Yates, age 73, passed away peacefully Monday August 29, 2022 at Life Care of Sparta from an extended illness. James was born in Pikeville on September 14, 1948 to the late James Milton and Willie Morine Reeves Yates. James was a member of Clark’s Chapel Church of God; he enjoyed hunting and being in the woods.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by brother; Lynn Yates, sisters; Brenda Oakwood, Ruthie Wallace, Donna Narramore and Barbara Johnson.
James is survived by his brother; Mark (Tracy) Yates of Spencer, sisters; Frances Manley of Tampa, FL and Linda Mitchell of Spencer. Several nieces, nephews and extended family also survives.
Funeral services will be held Friday September 2, 2022 at 2:00pm in the Layne Chapel with Bro. Jeff Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencer Town Cemetery. Visitation times are Wednesday Aug. 31st 4:00pm-9:00pm. Thursday Sept. 1st. 4:00pm-9:00pm and Friday Sept. 2nd 10:00am till time of service at 2:00pm.