Lester Franklin Yates Jr.

    August 27, 1951  -  August 22, 2011





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Lester Franklin Yates Jr., 59, formally of Granite City, IL and Decatur, IL died at 5:20 p.m., Monday, August 22, 2011 at Belleville Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Belleville, IL.

He was born August 27, 1951 in East St. Louis, IL to the late Lester Franklin and Maxine (Nee Carlson) Yates Sr.

He had worked at Home Depo in CA and Clark Gas Station in Decatur, IL until he became disabled.

Survivors include five daughters: Kimberly Yates of Granite City, IL, Cynthia “Cindy” Kimberlin of Granite City, IL, Leslie Chapman of Highland, IL, Crystal Luna of Decatur, IL and Tara Yates of Decatur, IL, one son, Raymond Yates of Kansas City, MO, thirteen grandchildren, Sarah Johnson, Ronald Johnson, Matthew Kimberlin, Paul Chapman, Jessica Chapman, Zachary Chapman, Kayla Anguiano, Araya Anguiano, Kamdyn Yates, Sydney Rice, Drake Sloan, Spencer Yates, and Brooke Yates, one sister, Marilyn Melton of FL, four brothers, Tom Yates of CA, Greg Yates of CA, Ron Yates of FL and Bob Rosteck of OK.

He was preceded in death by both parents, sister, Carol Yates, and brother, Mike Yates.

Per his wishes he will be cremated.





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Born: August 27, 1951

Place of Birth: East St. Louis, IL

Death: August 22, 2011

Place of Death: Belleville, IL


This memorial provided by:
Wojstrom Funeral Home and Crematory