Richard Allen Yates, age 72, of Caryville passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018. He was a member of Duff Baptist Church and a retired machinist.  Preceded in death by parents, Carl Wilson Yates & mother, Lucille Evelyn Young; brother, Carl Yates; sister, Annie


Wife: Deanna Allen Yates

Step Daughters: Jennifer Hartline

Joy Lautaret

Sons: Rick, John, Dan, Larry, and Ronnie Yates

Stepson: Justin Perry

Several grandchildren

Sister: Mary Alice Inman

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at Duff Baptist Church

Condolences may be given online at

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home