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William "Billy" Allen Yates Jr.

William “Billy” Allen Yates JR., 41, passed away May 10, 2018.  He was born December 4, 1976 in Jacksonville, Arkansas.


Billy cherished his family and loved everyone.  He was a member of the Local Union 624.  He was a United States Army Veteran.  Corporal William Allen Yates served the U.S. Army with Alpha Company 1-12 Infantry Battalion 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Carson, Colorado.  From 2001 through 2004.  He was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 1 from April 2003 to May 2004.  He received an Honorable Discharge.  While serving the Army he received several awards including:  Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award), Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Lapel Button, Army Service Ribbon, Expert Marksmanship Qualification Badge with Rifle Bar, and Combat Infantryman Badge. Billy loved the outdoors and was avid hunter


Billy is survived by his father William Allen Yates Sr. (Johnna) of Cabot, mother; Mary Little (Gary) of Russell, wife; Summer Yates, two sons; Colby and Kaiden Yates, one daughter; Bayley Yates, one brother; J.B. Yates (Paige), three sisters; Christy Langston (Derrick), Felicia Yagos (Joey), and Jayden Yates, one stepbrother; Chadrick Little, two stepsisters; Brandi Kimberling and Chelsea Little, numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and pipeline family whom he loved very much.


Billy is preceded by one son; Cole Yates, maternal grandparents; Buford and Tressie English, paternal grandparents; Jim and Polly Yates.


Visitation will be Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00p.m. at Searcy McEuen Funeral Home.


Funeral service will be Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 10:00a.m. at Searcy McEuen Funeral Home with burial following at Sidon Cemetery.

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I loved you so much Dad R.I.P youll always be remembered I was only 7 or 8 when you passed I wish I couldve had more time with you love you so much. Kaiden Yates

Kaiden Yates May 31 2020 12:00 AM

Billy was a fine man. Always had a smile for others. We know he will be missed greatly by family and friends. May Heavenly Father comfort and give peace to all Billy's family members.

Shawn and Karen Oliver May 17 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William "Billy" Yates Jr.

Ryan McCreary May 16 2018 12:00 AM

Prayers for the family. May God comfort you all and give you peace. Lots of love, hugs and prayers going up.

Bo, Danielle, Lariette & Brander Smith May 16 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William "Billy" Yates Jr.

April Ezell May 15 2018 12:00 AM

In our family we considered Billy a good friend. He had a contagious smile, a warm laugh and a caring personality. He loved to work with and serve others. He set with my critically ill son several nights in the hospital and cared for his every need. I had an occasion to work with him on a project and enjoyed getting to know him better. I always felt like Billy was like one of my own sons. He was good, it always warmed my heart to see him. My love and prayers go out to all of his family. May you find peace and comfort.

Denna and Ken Slade Family May 15 2018 12:00 AM

It is heart wrenching to lose a part of the family who had so much to live for. God's path for us is not always one we canmake sense of. While wecelebrateyour life we mournyour death but weknowyou are inGod's hands. Billy thank you for your service to our country. We will miss that smile and the loveyou sharedwith so many.

Sandra Yates May 15 2018 12:00 AM


Expression of Sympathy May 15 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William "Billy" Yates Jr.

Mandy Houck May 15 2018 12:00 AM

Billy...you are loved. I will always remember your smile. I pray God will surround you in his loving arms. Praying for your family. Rest in peace.

Linda Sipes May 15 2018 12:00 AM

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