[Funeral Program for R. C. Yates, Jr., May 2, 1989] Page: 2 of 3
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Death Is A Doorway
On the Wings Death" the Soul takes Flight into the land
where "There is no night." For those who believe what the
Saviour said will rise in glory though they be dead. So death
comes to us just to open The Door to the Kingdom of God
and life evermore.
Bro. R. C. Yates, Jr., son of Mrs. Minnie Washington Yates
and R. C. Yates, Sr. was born in Wilson County, Texas,
November 10, 1912. He departed this life on Wednesday, May
17, 1989 at Audie Murphy V. A. Hospital at 3:00 p.m.
He was the fifth of eleven children, attended public
schools in Wilson County and earned his high school
equivalence certification in Bexar County.
Bro. Yates accepted Christ at an early age and united with
the Bethel Baptist Church, Floresville, Texas in 1929. He
later moved to San Antonio, Texas and united with the West
End Baptist Church. He worked faithfully on many
departments and was an ordained deacon. Bro. Yates was a
member of West Side Lodge No. 1290 AF & AM 32 Degree
Mason and a Noble of Alkoran Temple. He was a fait.hful
member of the City Wide Baptist Brotherhood Union, The
Texas Peace Officers Assn., V.F. W. NO. 5142. Bro. Yates
served his country in the U. S. Army and attained the rank
of Master Sgt. decorated with the Good Conduct Medal and
the Victory Medal in the American Theater and Asiatic
Pacific Theater during his more than three years of service.
Bro. Yates worked for many years for Southern Pacific
Railroad and retired a few years ago. He married Ruby
Nichols and later married Willie Edna. No children were
born to either union. His parents, one brother and one sister
preceded him in death.
He leaves to mourn, eight brothers and sisters, James R.
Yates, Elsworth Yates, Robert Yates, Gus Yates, Jessie M.
Brown, Allie D. Evans, Addie B. Sorrell and Tillie E. Yates.
He is also survived by a host of loving nieces and nephews
and other relatives and friends.
ORDER OF SERVICE
Selection "Nearer My God To Thee" Choir
Old Testament , Rev. L. A. Williams
New Testament . Rev. C. R. Grant, Sr.
Prayer JRev. S. H. Bedford
Solo Roy Godley, Sr.
Resolution West End Baptist Church
Special Remarks Pastor Glenn P. Taylor
Solo "Life's Railway To Heaven"
Sis. Alice Robinson
Eulogy Rev. Jesse Lee
1'erhups you sent a lovely card, or sal quietly in a chair;
1'erhaps you sent ajloral piece, if so, we saw it there.
1'erhaps you spoke the kindest words, as any friend could say;
1'erhups you were not not there at all; just thought of us that day.
Whatever you did to console our hearts;
We thank you so very much,
Whatever the part.
Here’s what’s next.
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