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Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory

4650 South Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA

OBITUARY

Robert Allen Yates Sr.

May 30, 1928July 7, 2019
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YATES, Robert Allen, Sr., 91, of New Kent, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 7, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Caudle Yates; parents, Robert Lee Yates Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Butler; and daughter, Jean Allen Hostetter Talley. Robert retired as an Instrument Mechanic and Manger from E.I. DuPont in 1986. He is survived by his sons, Robert Allen Jr. and David Scott; and brothers, Frank Yates and Owen “Wayne” Yates. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va. 23231. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, 5061 Hopewell Rd., New Kent, Va. 23124. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made to nelsenrichmond.com.

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Caudle Yates; parents, Robert Lee Yates, Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Butler; and daughter, Jean Allen Hostetter Talley. He is survived by his sons, Robert Allen, Jr. and David Scott; and brothers, Frank Yates and Owen “Wayne” Yates.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, July 11, 2019

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