1st Lt. Eric David Yates
1st Lt. Eric David
Yates, 26 of Rineyville, died Saturday, September 18,
2010 in Zhari district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan.
He was a native of Hardin County and attended St. John
the Baptist Catholic Church. He was a 2003 graduate of
John Hardin High School and a 2008 graduate of the ROTC
program at Western Kentucky University. He served in the
Army's 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd
Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division from Ft.
Campbell. He was preceded in death by his grandparents,
Patty Crabb and Mildred Yates. He is survived by his
parents, David and Kathy Crabb Yates of Rineyville; one
brother, Nathan Yates of Rineyville and his
grandparents, Herbert Crabb of Sikeston, MO and Lawrence
Yates of Elizabethtown. There will be a campus memorial
service Thursday at 4 p.m. CT at Western Kentucky
University The funeral will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St.
James Catholic Church with Rev. Dan Lincoln and Rev.
Stanley Osborne officiating. Burial with full military
rites will be in St. John Cemetery. Visitation will be
from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at
Brown Funeral Home.