Joseph S. Yates, Jr., 66, died Sunday, December 16, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Moffatt Yates, children Zachary Graham Yates (Kristy) and Olivia Rea Yates (Dustin Norman), grandchildren Joseph Sawyer, Madden Harper and Greenleigh Arabella Jeanne, a sister Alice Yates-Lemley (Todd), and stepson Robert Finley Snipes III.  Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph S. Yates, Sr. and Minnie Rea Woods Yates.


 Joe was a graduate of Henry County High School, The University of Louisville and the Salmon P. Chase School of Law at Northern Kentucky University.  For many years, Joe served as Attorney for the City of New Castle, the Henry County Board of Education and the Little Kentucky River Watershed.  He was Chairman of the New Castle Preservation Board and an honorary member of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows Washington Lodge #1513.


There will be a memorial service on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at the John Smith Auditorium of Henry County High School.  Visitation will begin at 11 am until the beginning of the service at 2 pm. 


Those wishing to make memorial gifts please consider The Berry Center, PO Box 582, New Castle, KY  40050 or St. James Episcopal Church, PO Box 166, Shelbyville, KY  40066.  Prewitt New Castle in charge of arrangements.

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