Marlin Dean Yates, 63 of Canton, Ohio (formerly of Ellington, Missouri) died Thursday, April 5, 2012, at the Mercy Hospital in Canton. He was born November 23, 1948 in Ellington, a son of Slyvain and Dorothy (Stogsdill) Yates.
Mr. Yates married Shelya Bass, September 16, 1989 in Dexter, Missouri. She survives in Canton.
Other survivors include his children Tonya Frank of Clearwater, Florida, Bonnie Yates of Canton, Ohio and Michael Yates also of Canton; one grandson; brothers Marvin Yates of Ellington and Marion (Sherrie) Yates of Wentzville, Missouri and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Marlin was a United States Navy Veteran. He had worked for Iron Rock Capital in Canton and enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.
Visitation will be from noon-2 p.m., Friday, April 13, 2012, at the Believers Chapel Church near Ellington. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, April 13, 2012, at the Believers Chapel Church with Bro. Marvin Richards officiating. Burial will be at the Rumburg Cemetery near Ellington.
Arrangements were handled by Wilson Funeral Home.