John “Jack” S. Yates, 77, of Lincoln, Illinois, was taken from this life on January 19, 2021.
Jack was born on August 31, 1943 and grew up in Waynesville, IL., the son of Kenneth and Waunita (Reinhart) Yates. Surviving are his children Traci Yates of Decatur, IL., Kelly (Paul) Deckard of Champaign, IL., and son Jason Yates of Lincoln, IL; one sister Christy (Jim) Lynch of Mclean, IL. He also had three grandchildren, 2 nephews, and several great nieces and nephews.
Jack enjoyed going to coffee with his friends and always enjoyed the discussions that followed. He was an avid car enthusiast who especially loved going to car shows and had great appreciation for the muscle cars of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. In his spare time, he enjoyed detailing cars and could make any car look brand new. He had several hobbies including collecting Lionel Trains, but his favorite one was riding his motorcycle through the countryside in the summers. In his younger days he was a weightlifter and an amateur boxer. In his later years he was very involved with Doberman Rescue.
Jack was retired from Eaton Corporation in Lincoln, Illinois.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Doberman Rescue, or to the Humane Society of Logan County.
Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln, Illinois is assisting the family. His family plans a celebration of life at a later date.