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Rocky Yates

September 11, 1955 ~ April 16, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old

Rocky Yates Obituary

Rocky Yates, age 67 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away Sunday morning April 16, 2023 at his residence surrounded by his family.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at Metropolis Memorial Gardens with Todd Sumner officiating and Masonic rites.

Rocky was retired from the Massac County Highway Department and of Baptist faith. He was a member of the Bay City Masonic Lodge #771 and a Son of the American Legion.

Rocky is survived by his wife 48 1/2 years, Debbie (Reynolds) Yates; siblings, Donna Beavers, Louis Yates, Dale (Stacey) Yates, Peggy (Ted) Holder, and Sandy (Ron) Moats; sisters-in-law, Sandra Yates, Kathadale Harris (Bradley), and Donna Stratmeyer and companion Robert Buldtman; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and friends.

Rocky was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Glenn and Juanita Lucille (Duncan) Yates; sisters, Faye Piland and Carol Diercks; brothers, Garold Yates and Roy Yates; sister-in-law, Bert Yates; brothers-in-law, Steve Cromeenes, Dennis Stratmeyer and Gary Beavers.

There will not be any visitation. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the services.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

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Graveside Service
April 19, 2023

11:00 AM
Metropolis Memorial Gardens Cemetery, North Avenue, Illinois, Metropolis


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