Curtis Daniel Yates, age 42, of Mena, Arkansas died Sunday, August 28, 2016 at his home. He was born on Tuesday, June 25, 1974 to Hershel H. Yates Jr. and Betty Jane Hendrick Yates Pate in Springfield, Missouri.
Curtis graduated from Mena High School in 1992. He enjoyed the outdoors and going hunting and fishing. He was a carpenter by trade and loved woodworking. Curtis was known for making birdhouses. He loved his family and spending time with them. Curtis was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his father, two sisters, Teresa Campbell and Melody Yates, grandparents, Curtis M. Hendrick, Betty R. Love Hendrick, Hershel H. Yates, Sr. and Thelma Yates.
Curtis is survived by his mother and stepfather, Jane and Glen Pate of Mena; his brother and sister-in-law, Nathan and Regina Yates of Smithville; uncle and aunt, Ed & Sunny Hendrick of Granite Bay, California; nieces and nephews, Zachary Campbell of Watson, Oklahoma, Lindzy Campbell Henry of Jacksonville, Florida, Tylor Williams of Fort Smith, Ryan Williams of Brownwood, Texas, Kaitlynn Yates of Wynn, Arkansas and Izik Yates of Wynn, Arkansas and a host of other relatives and friends.
Graveside services will be Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the Pinecrest Memorial Park with Brother Ron Ladd officiating. No public visitation. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.