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James Carlton Yeatts

1947 - 2021



King – James Carlton Yeatts, 74, of King, NC passed away at his home surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. 

Mr. Yeatts was born on September 15, 1947 in Amelia County, VA to the late William and Ellen Louise Long Yeatts.  He retired from Johnson Control as an inspector.  He was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church.  He loved reading his Bible and Witnessing to others about the love of his Savior, Jesus Christ. Mr. Yeatts was an upstanding Christian man.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virgie Marie Tilley Yeatts; and brothers: Paul Yeatts, John Yeatts, and Isaac Yeatts.

Left to cherish his memory is his daughters: Tonya Canter, and Wendy Renee Yeatts; his sister, Faye Yeatts Davis (Martin); his brothers: David Yeatts, William Yeatts (Bonnie), and Mark Yeatts (Jean); his grandchildren: Briana Canter (Elijah Whittaker), Shiann Wilkinson, Daven Wilkinson, Keelan Caudill, and Kaiden Wilkinson; along with his great grandchildren: Journey Whittaker, and Ivey Rose Whittaker; best friend, Lafrawn Fawling, and many nieces and nephews.

At Mr. Yeatts request his body was donated to Wake Forest Baptist School of Medicine in order help others.  A private service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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March 23, 2021 11:53 PM

Rest easy the greatest man pawpaw husband father and friend he was an amazing pawpaw for 21 years he’s instilled values and morals and love and warmth in my life and that will forever be cherished and will play a role in life by my being and my children and so on. Such an honourable man who always kept his word, always was punctual and always said a babtist prayer. He was treated with utmost respect by all that knew him and respected him for his integrity. He was a biblical man who loved his bible and witnessing and always helping those in need, would give the shirt off his back and loved twitter after he was taught how to use modern technology by his great friend laphawn. He loved Donald trump and preaching videos on it💗


March 14, 2021 11:16 PM

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts

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Susie Housand

March 12, 2021 6:59 PM
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I'm so sorry for your loss.  May God comfort you all and give you peace!! 

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