Thomas 'Toby' Yates

September 3, 1960 ~ February 29, 2020 (age 59)


Mr. Thomas ‘Toby’ Yates, Age 59, of Vanceburg, Kentucky passed away Saturday February 29, 2020 at his home.

Toby, as he was known to many was born in Portsmouth, Ohio September 3rd, 1960 to the late Orville Yates and to Minnie Zornes Yates of Vanceburg, Ky.

Early in his life Toby worked for the Dravo Lime Company in Maysville, Ky., he was a Union Carpenter out of Monroe, Ohio.  Toby loved spending time with his grandchildren especially taking them deer hunting which he so dearly loved to do with them.

Left to cherish Toby’s memories is his mother Minnie Zornes Yates of Vanceburg.

One son- Mike (Sandra) Yates of Vanceburg, Ky.

Two grandchildren- Jonathan and Chase Yates; and two great-grandchildren Emberly and Jase Yates.

Five sisters- Etta (Craig) Carroll, Charlene Swearingen, and Christine Chatman all of Vanceburg.  Teany (Larry) Feazell of Washington Court House, Ohio and Norma (Charles) Corns of Bucyrus, Ohio.

Six brothers- Bobby (Linda) Yates; Raymond Yates; Jerry (Marsha) Bloomfield; Mike (Dana) Yates; and Morlen (Sue) Bloomfield all of Vanceburg, Ky.  Ronald Bloomfield of Bucyrus, Ohio.

Several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive who will mourn his passing.

Preceded in death beside his Father Orville, was a son Brandon Yates, three sisters- Geraldine, Maxine, and Bernice.  Two brothers- Larry and Kenneth Yates. Niece- Crystal Dawn Rigdon.

Funeral services will be Tuesday March 3rd, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Gaydos Funeral Home with Brother Daniel Miller officiating.  Burial will follow in Lewis County Memory Gardens Black Oak, Ky.

Friends may call Monday March 2nd, 2020 from 6-8 pm and from 8:00 am until time of services at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers for Mr. Thomas ‘Toby’ Yates will be Jonathan Yates, Mike Yates, Jerry Bloomfield, Bobby Yates, Mike Yates, Raymond Yates, Morlen and Ronald Bloomfield.

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March 2, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gaydos Funeral Home
159 Second St
Vanceburg, KY 41179

Funeral Service
March 3, 2020

11:00 AM

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