Dwight Glenn “Sarge” Yates, 86, of Corbin, passed away Monday, September 9, 2019, at Baptist Health Corbin.
Born August 11, 1933, in Corbin, he was the son of the late Albert and Lola Yates. He was a member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, a 20-year Army veteran, a 20-year USPS employee, and a 50-year Mason.
Glenn and Sylvia Yates were united in marriage on December 10, 1954. They celebrated 47 years of marriage prior to her death. With their three sons, they travelled around the world while Glenn was in the Army. After retirement, he worked for the post office in Corbin. While in Corbin, he was the best “Santa” the city had ever seen. He was always willing to help those in need, including crippled children with Shriner’s Hospital. He was also known for never conceding his point in an argument.
In addition to his father and mother, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Sylvia M. Yates; three sisters: Lizzie McKeehan, Mazzie Rogers, and Martha Campbell; and two brothers: Leonard Yates and Clarence Yates.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Yates; three sons: Glenn Martin Yates and wife Doris of Rockwall, Texas, Kenneth Wayne Yates and wife Pamela of Columbia, South Carolina, and Jeffrey Dale Yates and wife Jennifer of Corbin, Kentucky; step-son, Matt Vandivier and wife Melissa of Corbin, Kentucky; 10 grandchildren: Andrew Yates and wife Kelli of Apex, North Carolina; Peter Yates of Maui, Hawaii, Sara Yates of Houston, Texas, Matthew Yates of Rockwall, Texas, Emily Connor and husband Matthew of Indianapolis, Indiana, Amy Yates of Columbia, South Carolina, Elisabeth Yates of Columbia, South Carolina, Kathryn Wright and husband James Dewey of Columbia, South Carolina, Jessyca Lundy and husband James Lucas of Corbin, Kentucky, and Jeffrey Trystan Yates of Corbin, Kentucky; five great grandchildren: Hannah Yates, John Martin Yates, Yates Connor, Kelly Connor, and Jocelyn Mae Lundy; two brothers: Clyde Yates of Corbin, Kentucky and Dusty Yates and wife Ruth of Daytona Beach, Florida; one sister: Opal Russell of Corbin, Kentucky; several nieces and nephews; and two caregivers: Linda Hill and Rita Dople, to mourn his passing.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, September 13, 2019, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Kenny Yates and Keaton Smith officiating. A Masonic service by the Hugh Harris Lodge will be at the end of the funeral service. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery with Trystan Yates, Matt Vandivier, Matt Yates, James Lundy, Andrew Yates, and Bobby Messer serving as pallbearers. Military rites will be conducted by the National Guard Honors Team and the American Legion Post 88 Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 P.M. Thursday at Hart Funeral Home, located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin.
The family expresses special thanks to the CCU nurses and doctors at Baptist Health Corbin.