Charles Edward Yates
November 9, 1932 – July 31, 2019
Mr. Charles Edward Yates, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at his home. Charles was born on November 9, 1932 in Cabarrus County and was the son of the late Johnnie and Ethel Hartsoe Yates. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Betty Jo Langley Yates, his brothers, Allen and Jerry Yates as well as his sister Aileen Turner. He proudly served his country in The U.S. Army during the Korean War.
A graduate of China Grove High School, Charles went on to graduate from Catawba College, where he received a bachelor degree in Education and then on to UNC-G where he received his master’s degree in Library Science. Professionally, he taught French and English at South Rowan High School and then went on to China Grove Junior High School where he served as the librarian, and then retired after many years of service.
Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter Patricia Austin (Bruce) of China Grove and grandson Alexander Pate of Los Angeles, CA. He is also survived by his siblings, Elender Morgan (Harvey), Doris Moon (Robert), John Yates (Viola), Donald Yates (Irene), Reba Dudney, James Eller and Virginia Davis.
Visitation will be on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at Linn - Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove. Graveside service with Full Military Honors will follow at 3:30 pm at Rowan Memorial Park in Salisbury. Linn Honeycutt Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Yates. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.linn-honeycutt.com
- Visitation Saturday, August 3, 2019
- Graveside Service Saturday, August 3, 2019