Robert Gary Yates
March 30, 1965 – October 30, 2020
Robert Gary Yates was born on March 30, 1965 in Ukiah, California to Donald and Helen (Bush) Yates. He passed away after an accident in Toppenish, Washington on October 30, 2020 at the age of 55.
After the family moved to Oregon, Bob attended high school in West Linn, and later served in the US Navy. During his life, Bob worked as a carpenter and in janitorial and maintenance positions. He was well-liked at Laurelhurst Apartment Community, where he was a building monitor, and always willing to help his neighbors, night or day.
He enjoyed being on his computer and camping.
Bob is survived by his parents, Donald and Mabel Yates, and by brothers Donald Vernon Yates and wife Sandy and Brian Yates and wife Debbie, as well as a niece, Diane Bennet.
Mr. Yates will be entombed near his mother in private services at Lincoln Memorial Park in Portland.
In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations in his name to Reach Community Development at reachcdc.org.