Robert Alan Yates


Robert Alan Yates, 53, of Crossville, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at Cumberland Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 10, 1965, in Pontiac, MI, daughter of the late Edwin Raymond Yates and Mary Elizabeth (Cunningham) Yates.
Robbie had a joyous and contagious happiness about him. He loved to sing at church, and also to compete at the Special Olympics and at SACC (Structured Athletics of Cumberland County). Some of the greatest family memories are remembering his love for sweets, roller coasters and wave pools.
He is survived by his sister, Sandra Yates of Crossville; brother, Matthew Yates of Crossville; and friend, Mary Corson of Crossville.
In addition to his parents, Robbie is preceded in death by his brother, Anthony Yates.
Memorial services will be held at Pine Eden Baptist Church on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 10:15 a.m. with Bro. Ken Clayton officiating.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. ( was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on December 19, 2018
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