Michael R. “Mike” Yates, 58, of Jasonville, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014 in IU Health Methodist Hospital.
He was born Sept. 4, 1955 in Seymour to Emmett Yates and Rose (Ranger) Wolfe.
Mike loved to build and ride his custom motorcycles. He enjoyed traveling, metal detecting and spending time with his friends and family.
Survivors include his life partner, Beth A. Strahla of Jasonville; daughters, Carlie (Bill Liston ) Rule of Bridgeport, Ill., Amy (Tyler) Dix of Terre Haute, Katie Miller of Jasonville; sons, Matthew Yates of Tennessee, Carl and Matthew Miller of Jasonville; mother, Rose (Dale) Wolfe of North Vernon; grandchildren, Tanner Liston, Paige Liston, Josie Liston, Jayce Dix, Zakary Dix; sisters, Terry Peters of Greensburg, Robin (Jeff) Patterson of North Vernon; brother, Greg (Anna) Yates of North Vernon; aunt, Jean (Gene) Huddleston; uncle, Garland Ranger; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Emmett Yates; brothers, Emmett Yates, Jr., Jerry Yates.
Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at the Cox Funeral Home in Jasonville. Funeral services will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home with Pastor Jason Hill officiating. Visitation will continue after funeral services until 8 p.m.
Per Mike’s request, cremation will follow visitation and funeral services. Interment will be at a later date in Sylvan.