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David Yates

April 14, 1971 — November 10, 2023


David Yates

David Lynn Yates, 52, of Powell WY, passed away peacefully in his home after a long hard battle, November 10*, 2023. David was born April 14", 1971 in Shreveport Louisiana to the proud parents of Willie Bruce and Brenda Sue Yates.

From a young age David knew everyone on the block and everyone loved him just as they did his entire life. Even as a child from the second his feet hit the ground he was out exploring visiting friends and seeing who needed help or what kind of mischief he could stir up. Later down the road David had 4 beautiful children; Kimber Moore, Ashley Yates, Brittaney Yates, and Nathan Hawkins. In 2014 David relocated to Cody Wyoming with the love of his life, Lisa Adams. They married later that year on November 22, 2014. He developed many long lasting friendships that turned in to family. While living in Wyoming he managed Champs Chicken where all of the customers knew him by name. He always felt the desire to help anyone in need whether it be buying lunch for a kid who didn't have any money or teaching life lessons through daily conversations. Davids generosity didn't stop there. His home had an open door policy for anone who needed a fresh start or new beginning to show them there was so much more to life. David had so many hobbies. There was never a dull moment with him. He was always up for the next adventure! Whether he was packing up the camper for the weekend, fishing, or riding his motorcycles. He became family and joined the Heathens MF in 2017. This involved countless poker runs, camping trips, and his personal favorite Nationals. When he started getting sick he retired from the Heathens MF where he previously held the position of  President. The impact David had on those he loved was unmatched. He will be so deeply missed by his family and friends. He would give the shirt off his back to those in need. Life without him will never be the same.

David is preceded in death by his father Willie Bruce Yates Sr.; his step father Donald Ray Nielsen; His aunt and uncle Donnie Ray Yates Sr. and Ruth Yates; Kimberly Moore, the mother of his children and numerous cousins and relatives.

David is survived by his wife, Lisa Yates; His mother, Brenda Sue Nielsen; His brothers Willie Bruce Yates Jr., Tommy Yates, and Shane Yates. His sisters, Brigette Renea Lowery and Melissa Lenjani; Daughters Kimber Moore, Ashley Yates, Brittaney Yates, step daughter Brittney Rives; son Nathan Hawkins, and 15 grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to attend a viewing at Thompson Funeral Home, 111 West 3rd Street Powell WY 82435 on Sunday November 12, 2023 from 2-4 pm.

Services will follow in Louisiana at Centuries Funeral Home & Park, 8801 Mansfield Road Shreveport LA 71108. The viewing will be held Thursday
November 16, 2023 from 5-7 pm. The services will take place Friday November 17, 2023 at 2pm.

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Sunday, November 12, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Mountain time)

Thompson Funeral Home And Cremation Services

P.O. Box 807, 111 W 3rd St, Powell, WY 82435

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