Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home & Hillcrest Mausoleum & Memorial Park
7405 West Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX
October 2, 1925 – September 7, 2020
Bobbie Yater went to be with her Heavenly Father on September 7, 2020 at the age of 94. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was born on October 2, 1925 in Scurry, Texas, to William Henry and Vera Pearl Smith. After graduating from Scurry High School, she moved to Dallas to live with one of her sisters and ultimately worked as a bookkeeper at Southern Union. Bobbie loved to dance and met her future husband, Charles Yater at a dance. They were married 66 years prior to his death in 2014. In 1951, Bobbie and Charles established C.M. Yater Manufacturing Jewelry Company; today it is known as C.M. Yater and Sons Fine Jewelry Manufacturing. Bobbie’s family and business were the pride and joy of her life. Her favorite activities were reading (especially her Bible), fishing and playing Bingo. Bobbie is survived by her son, Mark Yater, daughter-in-laws, Linda and Robin Yater, grandchildren, Eren Campbell, David Campbell and Cole Yater, great-grandchildren, Jaden Campbell, Elin Campbell and Louise Morris, a very special niece. Bobbie was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Yater, son, Charles Gregory Yater and 7 sisters. A private funeral service will be held.
September 14, 2020
Such a special Aunt in my life! Growing up watching her and my mom become best friends! Going to The Dallas Farmers Market and then cooking up all the vegetables we bought. Many an afternoon spent swimming at their house. She loved her family and friends and will be greatly missed. But she loved well and was well loved.
September 11, 2020
Mrs. Yater was a beautiful lady & friend. She loved to tell me stories of her youth & how she met Mr. Yater. She loved to talk about her boys & the mischief they got into. She & Mr. Yater did a wonderful job of raising them. The Yater family has always had a special place in my heart. I will miss Mrs, Yater, but know she saw the face of God & is now with Mr. Yater & her son Greg as well as other family members. You will be in my heart always Mrs. Yater.