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Wilbur Lee (W.L.) Yates, 76

Wilbur Lee (W.L.) Yates, 76, of Cabot passed away on September 3, 2019.  He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on June 7, 1943 to the late James M. and Polly Ann Yates.

He loved to spend time with his family and friends; he loved to garden, work with computers, work with wood and loved just being outdoors.

He was preceded in death by Richard Yates, Thomas Yates and Janet Strickland.

W.L. leaves behind his longtime friend and companion Ginger West; his children Michael T. Yates, Brandi Tilghman, Kevin Miller and Wilbur Yates, Jr.; his grandchildren Alicia Brannon, Lauren Bondhus, Myke Williams, Adam Miller, Blain Miller, Wilbur Yates III, and Anna Gail Yates; his great-grandchild Nelson Brannon; siblings James Yates and William Yates.

Visitation will be Saturday, September 7, 2019, 1:30 until 2:30 pm at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas with graveside following at 3:00 P.M. at Concord Cemetery, Hwy 89, Furlow, Arkansas.


  • Brandi Tilghman Posted September 4, 2019 6:44 PM

    My father, may you Rest In Peace until we meet again.
    I love you,
    Your only daughter,
    Brandi Leigh

  • Ranald*(Ranny Gene) Milleruuu Posted September 5, 2019 10:40 AM

    We had a lot of fun milk ing cows and chasing Jimmy, who we never could carch.

  • Mary(Pat Weaver) Richardet Posted September 5, 2019 11:34 AM

    I am truly saddened by the passing of W.L. My thoughts & prayers are with his family & friends. May God grant you peace & comfort, as you share your greatest memories of W.L.

  • sonja m morrow Posted September 5, 2019 2:53 PM

    my thought’s and prayers are with his family

  • Thomas Gibson Posted September 5, 2019 5:09 PM

    Prayers the last time I seen him I was 3

  • Tonya Stivers Posted September 5, 2019 5:36 PM

    A great man that will be remembered and missed dearly. All of our thoughts and love are with the family.

  • Emma and Jack Childers Posted September 5, 2019 6:11 PM

    We will miss W.L. Very much, he was truly a wonderful person. Rest in peace until we see you again.

  • Gloria Posted September 5, 2019 6:16 PM

    Thought’s and prayer’s for Ginger and W.L.’s Family.

  • Julie seiter Posted September 5, 2019 8:23 PM

    Thoughts and prayers for the family. I know he will be missed.

  • Richard and Billie Reveley Posted September 5, 2019 9:01 PM

    I am so sorry of the loss of W L. He was a amazing man. With a heart of gold. We will miss you..and may God Bless your family.

  • Phillip(frogg) and Shree Moore Posted September 6, 2019 10:34 AM

    He was such a good man! Hard to believe he’s gone. Our Prayers, thoughts and love go out to the family.

  • Robert Wittenburg Posted September 8, 2019 6:38 AM

    My condolences to W.L.’s family and other friends. We lost a good one. I hated not being able to attend his service as I was out of town.

  • Jerry and Jane Parent Posted September 8, 2019 8:15 AM

    We Will ALWAYS remember the good times spent with Dub and Ginger.

  • Vivian Marsolf Batt (cousin) Posted September 8, 2019 12:18 PM

    I have so many good memories of WL-family reunions-his woodworking-his sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, his family and friends. Vivian (Marsolf-cousin) and Roger Batt

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