Leo A. Yates, Sr.
Date of Birth:  July 18, 1929
Date of Death:  October 3, 2019

  • Stallings Funeral Home, P.A.  
  • 3111 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD 21122     View Map
  • Thursday, October 10, 2019   3:00 to 5:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM
  • Community United Methodist Church  
  • 8680 Ft. Smallwood Rd., Pasadena, MD 21122     View Map
  • Friday, October 11, 2019   Visitation from 10-11am Service at 11:00
  • Highland Memorial Cemetery  
  • 5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919     View Map
  • Saturday, October 12, 2019   3:00 PM
  • Leo A. Yates, Sr., 90, a four year resident of Hanover, died on October 3, 2019 at his residence.

    He was born on July 18, 1929 in Floyd, VA to the late Abner and Lila Yates.  Mr. Yates graduated from the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind in Staunton, VA where he played football and baseball and was MVP for basketball.  Because of his accomplishments, he is mentioned at the Deaf History Museum in Staunton.  

    Mr. Yates lived in Roanoke, VA until 1960 when he moved to Upper Marlboro, MD where he lived until 1978. From 1978 until 2002 he lived in Bowie, MD and Fredericksburg from 2002 until 2015.

    Mr. Yates was employed by the Washington Star Newspaper as a printer from 1960 until 1982.  In 1984 he began his employment with the Department of Labor where he retired from in 1998.

    Mr. Yates served as Treasurer for the Northern Virginia Association of the Deaf.  He achieved Eagle Scout in high school and in his adult life was the Assistant Scout Master for Troop #1249 in Bowie where he was heavily involved in fundraising, particularly the sale of Christmas wreaths.  Mr. Yates also organized and volunteered at the Deaf Camp at West River.

    In addition to his parents, Mr. Yates is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Betty C. Yates, his brothers Garland, Roffee, Dock, and William Yates and his sister Nancy Nelson.

    He is survived by his twin children Leo A. Yates, Jr. and Sarah L. Yates, his brothers Lester and Jack Yates, and his many nephews, nieces, and his extended family.

    Friends may visit on Thursday, October 10 from 3:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Stallings Funeral Home, P.A. and on Friday, October 11 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Community United Methodist Church 8680 Ft. Smallwood Road Pasadena, MD where funeral services will begin at 11:00 AM.  Interment will be on Saturday, October 12 at Highland Memorial Cemetery, 5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 at 3:00 PM.  There will also be a Memorial Service on Sunday, October 13 at 1:00 PM at the Mays Memorial United Methodist Church, 1121 Odd Fellows Road, Vinton, VA 24179.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Magothy United Methodist Church of the Deaf, 3703 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD 21122.