James Yates

James Allen "Jim" Yates

Monday, January 21st, 1935 - Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
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James Allen "Jim" Yates

James Allen “Jim” Yates, 85, of Marietta, Ohio, died Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born on January 21, 1935 in Marietta, Ohio, to William and Helen McGrew Yates.

Jim was a 1952 graduate of Bartlett High School. He served in the United States Marines, during the Korean Conflict. Jim worked for AT&T for 30 years as an installer, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 64, the NRA and enjoyed guns and antique cars.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margaret “Margie” Marie Carpenter Yates, whom he married on February 6, 1960; six children, Miles Farley, Jr. (Sharon), Mark Farley (Lita), David Farley (Beverly), Sheryl Bailey (John), Dianne Crandall (Jim) and Daniel Farley (Shelly); 16 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; sister, Verta Anne Koelsch (Charles); and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his two sons, Dereckson and Gary Farley; brother, Jack Powers; and sister, Sue Harris.

Friends will be received on Thursday from 3 to 5 at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home. Due to COVID-19, safety precautions will be taken, with that in mind, the 6-foot rule will be honored and all guests are required to wear a mask. For the safety of everyone, we politely ask that visitors do not linger at the funeral home after seeing Jim’s family.

Funeral services, with same precautions, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 7, 2020, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Valley Cemetery with full military honors.

Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home is honored to serve Jim’s family and offers online condolences and many other resources by visiting their website,

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 6th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Thursday, August 6th, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples
    408 Front Street
    MARIETTA, OH 45750
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  • Funeral Services

    Friday, August 7th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Friday, August 7th, 2020 2:00pm
    Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples
    408 Front Street
    MARIETTA, OH 45750
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  • Interment

    Friday, August 7th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Friday, August 7th, 2020 3:00pm
    Valley Cemetery
    27880 St. Rt. 7
    MARIETTA, OH 45750
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Debi Wilson

Posted at 05:46am
The ones we love never go away they walk beside us this day. Unseen, unheard yet always near. Over the years I lost contact and I’m so sad. I’m sending prayers to Margie and family. Hope we can connect again. Love, Debi

Stephen Koelsch

Posted at 07:06pm
James Yates has always been known to me simply as Uncle Jimmy. Jim was my only Uncle, the brother of Verta Ann Yates Koelsch, my mother. I knew Uncle Jimmy from my earliest days and have so many fond memories of our visits to Marietta or of Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Margie's many visits to SC. They would often stop to stay with us on their way to Daytona Beach or some other location in Florida. When in Marietta he would take me on walks around the property surrounding their home and I can remember many wonderful days and evenings on the back porch watching the birds and the deer. We also shared a love of guns and I can remember many hours in the basement looking at his gun collection; in particular the muskets he would build by hand. I also remember stopping in to stay with them after I finished graduate school and Uncle Jimmy and I spent a lot time talking about his interest in the family ancestry and looking through books on family genealogy and history. It was very interesting and his passion for researching his family roots was contagious. I remember him as a kind, thoughtful and loving man and one awesome uncle. I want to offer to the family my deepest sympathy; please know that I share in your loss. He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.
Steve Koelsch

Charles "Chuck" Koelsch

Posted at 07:05pm
It was by marriage to his sister Verta Anne Yates that I first came to know Jim Yates. He was a quiet, steady man whose word was his bond. We shared an interest in guns and hunting, and he was always happy to show me his gun collection and to talk about days in the woods. He always took special pride in his cars. Verta and I always looked forward to visiting Jim and Margie. Their home with its view of the fields and woods was one of the most relaxing places we knew. It was at our home in Greenville, SC, that Jim came to faith in Christ. And so, because of that we have the wonderful prospect of seeing him again. We want to assure Margie and the family of our prayers.

Greg and Jan Price

Posted at 04:25pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
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Beverly Strickler

Posted at 08:42am
I have known you and your family for a long time and we have been neighbors forever too.
I am sending condolences to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Please let your Mother know I am thinking of her.
Your friend and neighbor,
Beverly Strickler

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