James W. “Bill” Yates, 82, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. He was a resident of Ellettsville and a former resident of Indianapolis.
Survivors include his wife, Paula R. (Smith) Yates; three children, Joe and Jimmy (Tabitha) Yates and Irene (Dan) Emery, all of Indianapolis; two stepsons, Harold (Susan) Aldridge of Martinsville and Timothy Gregory of Camby; two siblings, Mickey Yates of Costa Rica and Betty (Ed) Walters of Clarksville, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J.W. and Ida (Clark) Yates; one brother; one sister; and a son, Donald Yates.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1977 S. State Road 135, Greenwood. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.