WOOSTER Gerald E. Mose Yates, 85, of Wooster passed away peacefully at his residence after a brief illness. He will be sadly missed by all his friends and family.
He was born to Stewart Oscar Thomas and Alice Buchanan Yates on June 24, 1936. He married Eunice (Leighty) Yates on September 24, 1955. Mose enjoyed feeding all the wildlife and hunting all of his life. He had also been a big fisherman all of his life and loved to garden and grow his own garlic.
He was employed by Frito-lay in the Maintenance Dept. retiring after 44 years. At work or at home Mose could fix anything and everything. If someone needed something fixed they came to see Mose.
He is survived by his wife Eunice Leighty Yates; his five children Jackie (Yates) Beckler, Gary (Laurie) Yates, Linda (Bill) Blevens, Danny (Valarie) Yates and Tim (Tina) Yates; 11 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson; and his good fishing buddy Corky Boreman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and two sisters.
At his request there will be no services.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
The family would like to thank LifeCare Hospice for all their care.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
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