Brookside Funeral Home - Champions

3410 Cypress Creek Parkway, Houston, TX


Billy Wade Yates

December 15, 1933June 5, 2020

Billy Wade Yates of Houston, TX went home to be with the Lord on June 5th, 2020 at the age of 86. He was born on 12/15/33 in Tiptonville, TN to the late Wade and the late Hazel Yates. He had one brother, the late Jerry Don Yates.

He married the late Doris Plunk on 7/10/53. He joined the army and became a military policeman in Germany from 1954 thru 1956. They moved to Chicago, IL and raised a daughter, the late Cheryl Yates and a son, Phillip Yates.

Billy is survived by his son Phillip (Joy), four grandchildren: Mike Liedke, Nicole (Tito) Ortiz, Michelle Yates, and Steven (Gracie) Yates, and one great-granddaughter Madison Liedke. He was a skilled mechanic who worked for 41 years at Sears. He enjoyed gardening, working on cars, and helping family, friends, and others. He is known for his warm smile, blue eyes, and sincerity. He was a friend to all.

He is buried at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston, TX. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to CarePartners which provides an Alzehemier’s support group called “The Gathering Place”, which my father was blessed to attend regularly. See the below link: https://www.carepartnerstexas.org/support-carepartners/


  • Committal Service

    Friday, June 12, 2020


Billy Wade Yates

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