David Lee Yates Jr., 65, of Statesville, N.C., passed away Thursday, October 6, 2022. He was born June 22, 1957, to David Lee Yates Sr. and Betty Jane Duke of Iredell County, N.C.

In addition to his parents, David and Betty Yates, David was preceded in death by a brother, Butch Cristy.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sonya Yates; daughters, Shawn-Tel Yates and Betty Trull; son-in-law, Brandon Anderson; and grandchildren, Sky Gilreath, Tristan Gilreath, Brenden Trull, and River Anderson.

David loved working on cars, playing pool, and swimming with his grandkids.

Services for David will be held Saturday, October 22, 2022, at Elmwood UMC, 3233 Old Salisbury Highway, Statesville, NC 28677, beginning at 1 p.m.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is proud to be serving the Yates family.

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