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Adams Funeral Home of Nixa
Wednesday March 6th, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Adams Funeral Home of Nixa
Thursday March 7th, 2019

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Kevin Dale Yates

Kevin Dale Yates, age 53, of Springfield passed away Friday, March 1, 2019. He was born in Carthage, Missouri, November 14, 1965 to William and Sue (Terril) Yates. Kevin graduated from Kennedy High School in La Palma, California. Shortly after graduating high school, Kevin moved to South Carolina, and then to Missouri. He began his truck driving career in 1994 with Swift Trucking, then D & D Trucking, and was with Prime Trucking for many years. He received a 1,000,000 miles safety award and the On Time service ring. Kevin enjoyed NASCAR racing and Hockey. His favorite team was the Los Angeles Kings. Kevin was in the DeMolays and was a member of the Friend Masonic Lodge 352 in Ozark. He is the fourth generation Mason in his family. Kevin was a good man, had a heart of gold and loved children. Kevin is survived by his parents, aunts Connie Yates Brown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Sarah Yates Biles, her husband Larry of Manhattan, Kansas, Joan Geary of McCune, Kansas and Margaret Seifert, her husband Loyal of Osage City, Kansas; an uncle Gary Wayne Yates, his wife Cindy of Nixa; and many cousins. Kevin is preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; two aunts Charlene Yates McDaniel and Sherry Yates Vaughn. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow. A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in the funeral home.

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Pearl Marshall Jun 15 2021 12:00 AM

A photo was added for Kevin Dale Yates

Funeral Home Owner Feb 9 2021 12:00 AM

Please accept my heartfelt condolences to Mr. and Mrs. Yates. Kevin was a good hearted soul and close friend. Kevin was like a "brother" to me. I am deeply saddened and he'll be truly missed! I'm honored to share many times with Kevin whether it be hanging out after school in La Palma, at the outdoor rink playing hockey until late hours or at the Kings games. Kevin always kept me on my toes with his wit and humor. I'm so glad that I reconnected with Kevin on Facebook 5 years ago after 30+ years and finally meet him again in person during his trucking visit of southern California. Hey guy, I'm sure we will meet again one day at that ice skating rink in the sky! Rest in peace!

Eric Fernandez Mar 12 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kevin Yates

Eric Fernandez Mar 12 2019 12:00 AM