Jerry Lee Yates

jerry  yates

December 12, 1942 ~ June 1, 2024

Born in: Atlanta, Texas
Resided in: Atlanta , Texas

Jerry Lee Yates, of Atlanta, Texas, entered heaven on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at the age of 81. Jerry was born on December 12, 1942, in Atlanta, Texas to Artie Yates and Tressie Tims Yates. He is preceded in death by his parents: Artie and Tressie Yates; and his infant brother, James. He is survived by his bride of 60 years, Brenda Warren Yates of Atlanta, Texas; his daughters: LeAnn (Michael) Lee of Linden, Texas and Amy (Ricky) Nieman of Lubbock, Texas; his grandchildren: Jace (Devon) Lee of College Station, Texas and Allyson (Cody) Fuller of Atlanta, Texas; great-grandchildren: Abby, Nora, Parker Kate, and Grayson; brothers: Ronald “Biggie” (Donna) Yates of Atlanta, Texas; Ronnie (Suzzone) Yates of Tyler, Texas; and Charles (Gail) Yates of Atlanta, Texas; sister-in-law Nita (Ronnie) Jones of Linden, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, and loving friends.

Jerry retired from the Texas Department of Transportation with over 45 years of service. He was a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church in Linden, Texas, and he served as a deacon for 55 years at New Colony Baptist Church in Linden, Texas. He enjoyed golfing; watching the Aggies, Astros, and L-K Tigers; cheering on his grandkids in all their endeavors; and being with family. He could tell you anything you needed to know about District 19 roads, the weather, golf, sports, and the Aggies. He was a beloved husband, dad, father-in-law, brother, and Peep, and those that he loved were honored to be his.

Funeral services for Mr. Yates will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at Pinecrest Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at New Colony Cemetery, under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Linden.  There will be a time of visitation with the family from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Alliance Tri-State Area; or New Colony Cemetery Association c/o Judy Allen, 2798 FM 1841, Linden, Texas 75563. The family thanks the caregivers at Transcend Hospice for their compassionate care.



Funeral Ceremony: June 4, 2024 2:00 pm

Pinecrest Baptist Church
507 W Broad
Linden, Texas 75563

Visitation: June 3, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reeder-Davis Funeral Home - Linden
202 N. Main
Linden, Texas 75563


New Colony Cemetery
3086 US 59
Linden, Texas 75563

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  1. I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Jerry. His presence in our lives, both as your beloved husband and as a valued member of our church community, will be profoundly missed. Jerry touched the lives of so many with his warmth, kindness, and unwavering faith. His dedication to our church and the love he shared with you were evident to all who knew him. His memory will continue to live on in the hearts of those he touched. During this difficult time, please know that you are surrounded by love and support. If there’s anything I can do to help ease the burden of your grief or if you simply need someone to talk to, please don’t hesitate to reach out. May you find comfort in the cherished memories you shared with Jerry and in the knowledge that he is now at peace in the loving embrace of our heavenly Father. With Love, Joan & Aubrey Strutton

  2. Candle 5What a Godly Man Jerry was. I had a lot of wonderful employees that worked for me, and Jerry was Exceptional !!! Praying for Brenda and the Girls and their families.
    Much Love,
    Dennis and Stacey

  3. Brenda I am so sorry for your loss. Take comfort in knowing God has got you and you are loved.

  4. Candle 2I’m so sorry for your loss. Jerry was an admirable man, community leader, loving husband and supportive daddy. May God give you and the kids peace during this time.

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