Robert Christian Yates

Powhatan Community Cemetery

WWII Veteran U. S. Marines

        Robert Christian Yates of Powhatan died on June 26, 2010.

        He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Rae Boyd Yates, son Robert C. Yates, Jr. and his brother E. Floyd Yates, 107. After serving in the Marine Corps during WWII, Bobby worked for the VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

        Bobby and Rae moved to Powhatan in 1951. He started Powhatan Realty and was the Principal Broker for over 45 years.

        He was an avid fisherman, hunter, golfer and animal lover.

        A memorial service will be held at the Powhatan Community Cemetery on Saturday, July 10 at 11 a.m.

        In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bobby's name to the charity of choice or to the Powhatan Rescue Squad, 3920 Marion Rd., Powhatan, VA 23139 or the American Cancer Society (Ann's Clan) 1480 Schroeder Rd., Powhatan, VA. 23139.

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