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Gary Lee Yates

BONNE TERRE — Gary Lee Yates, 66, of Bonne Terre passed away August 22, 2008, at National HealthCare in Desloge. He was born August 10, 1942, at St. Louis.

He served more than 35 years in law enforcement in the City of Bonne Terre, where he was a past Chief of Police, and the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Dept.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Ronald Yates and Dorothy (Politte) Yates East.

He is survived by: Wife, Donna (Jenkins) Yates; sons, Scot Yates of Hazelwood and Steven Yates of St. Louis; daughter, Sarah (Mrs. Jon) Dreier of St. Louis; brother, Ron Yates (Carol) of Phoenix, Ariz., father-in-law, James (May Belle) Jenkins;. He was a dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, great-uncle and friend.

Visitation will be 5 p.m., Sunday, August 24, 2008, at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. Services will be 11 a.m., Monday, August 25, 2008, at C.Z. Boyer & Son Chapel. Entombment at St. Francois Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to The Backstoppers Association.

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