Born: Friday Dec 29, 1967

Died: Monday Apr 26, 2021


Charles Edward Yates

December 29, 1967 - April 26, 2021

Charles Edward Yates, 53, passed away Monday afternoon, April 26, 2021, at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro.

A memorial service will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, May 15th, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service.  Military Honors will be rendered by the U.S. Navy and Rockingham County Veterans Honor Guard.  

Born December 29, 1967 in Charlotte, NC, Charles was a retiree of the US Navy after 20 years of service.  He was a Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class where he had received numerous accommodations such as National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, NATO Medal, Global War Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal with Bronze Star, Kosovo Campaign Medal.  Since his retirement from the military, he has worked as a sales associate for the ABC Board in Greensboro.

He is survived by his wife, Melissa O’Dell Yates of the home; two children, Trevor Yates and Katelyn Yates of Oak Ridge; his father, David Wilson Yates (Joyce) of Charlotte; his mother, Cynthia Gardner Benton of Locust; brother, Robert Yates (Katrina) of Mint Hill, Michael Yates (Kirsten) of Charlotte and Glenn Benton of Midland; sister, Denise Dover of Charlotte; nephew, Daniel O’Neil of Bowie, MD; his mother-in-law, Nancy C. O’Dell of Eden; and sister-in-law, Rene O’Neil of Summerfield.

Charles was preceded in death by his step-father, Moffatt Benton.

Online condolences maybe offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com



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I am truly sorry, my life long friend. This is so sad and still, such a shock to everyone and I cannot even imagine the shock and pain you must be feeling. Thoughts and prayers are going up to you and your family. Love always, Tammy Carter
Tammy Carter

May god be with you and yours. You are in my thoughts and prayers
Myra

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow.may God wrap his arms around you all and give strength and comfort.
Denise Toms

Mike~ I am truly sorry about the passing of your brother. Please accept my deepest and sincere, heart-felt condolences to your and your family. Sending you and your loved ones prayers of healing through your time of grief. ~Kelly Miller
Kelly Miller

Melissa, My thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids. May God provide you comfort and strength now and always. Please know, that I am here for you. Much love, Danielle
Danielle Davis

We are praying for you and the kids, Trust in God and he will help ya'll thru this time of lost. We love ya'll.
Rhonda & Glenn Benton

Melissa, my heart goes out to you, the kids, and the rest of your family. May you all take some comfort in all the memories you shared with Charles.
Amanda Youth

Melissa I am truly sorry for the passing of Charles. I am praying for you and the family during this most difficult time.
Kathy Schell

My heart is with your beautiful family. I am so happy you and Charles had such a wonderful life long life together. Love is everything. Rest in that as these days come like a wind to knock you over. Rest in the beautiful memories and your beautiful children in the times ahead. Know how dearly you all are loved and prayed for.
Gary and Marcia Schoeppner

Dear Cynthia, Carolyn Trogdon saw the notice of your Son's passing and sent a note to me. I have somehow lost your contact information so am not able to call or write to you personally. I will try to contact Rene but if this fails, will you please call me at: 336-643-9137 or 336-455-4792. I am thanking God for your Cynthia because I know that you trust our Lord Jesus and although I am sure your heart is breaking over losing your Son, for a while, you will remain faithful to our God who never leaves us or forsakes us and whose grace is more than amazing. In a study I just finished entitled "Jesus In Me", Anne Graham Lotz gave us a new thought. When we read in Scripture to: not grieve the Holy Spirit; that word grieve is a "love" word; we cannot grieve if we have not experienced love! Therefore, I know you are grieving because you have great love in you! Will continue in prayer and hope to hear from you soon! May you be filled with hope through the joy of the Lord!
Carol O. Allen

My Son Charles was thoughtful, kind loving Husband, father. He would call me often and sometimes would send me flowers. My heart is broken without him but one day I will see him again. My Son you will live on in my heart.
Cynthia Benton

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