Russell Howard Yeates

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Russell Howard Yeates, Jr. 81, of Pea Ridge, Arkansas died December 29, 2021 at Northwest Medical in Bentonville.

He was born February 1, 1940 in Chicago Heights, Illinois to Russell Howard Yeates, Sr. and Leone Grace Moeller Yeates. He was a 1958 graduate of Eureka Springs High School, then married Sharon Opal Shrader June 30, 1962. Both Russell and Sharon loved to ride horses and often rode together. Russell was a US Navy Veteran serving aboard the USS Kenneth D. Bailey and briefly aboard the USS Kiowa. He retired from the United States Postal Service and loved spending time in the outdoors hunting and fishing. He always looked forward to getting together with his classmates which became a monthly tradition. Russell enjoyed Sunday dinner with his family and grandchildren, drinking coffee, and watching Nascar and football. He attended Bella Vista Church of the Nazarene and is preceded in death by his parents and his wife Sharon Opal Yeates.

Survivors are his son Rusty Yeates III and wife Villa of Bentonville, Arkansas; three granddaughters, Gabby Hamilton and husband Steven of Gravette, Ar., Aimee Yeates of Bentonville, Ar., Michaela Jimenez and husband David of Rogers, Ar.; a great-granddaughter, Kaylee Hamilton and a sister, Helen Stroud of Culpeper, Virginia.

Service is set for 11:30 A.M. Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Sisco Funeral Chapel in Pea Ridge. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the VA National Cemetery in Fayetteville

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