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James J Yates
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James J. Yates, CW4, USA (Ret) born April 29, 1923 in Durham, NC to the late Excer C. and Elsie K. Yates. Graduated from Durham High School January 22, 1942. He was drafted into the Army at Fort Bragg, North Carolina on January 29, 1942, and was assigned to the 439th Engineer Depot Company. He completed Basic Training on the desert at Needles, California, serving as Company Clerk. He served overseas in New Guinea, Philippines, and Japan, and was discharged as a Technician Fourth Grade in 1946. James entered Duke University in 1946 and graduated in 1950 with A.B. Degree in Business Administration and was employed by Mecklenburg County as a tax Auditor II.
He entered the USAR in September of 1948 as a Corporal shortly after graduation, moved to Charlotte, and joined the 386th Engineer Corp (Cons) and advanced through the ranks to Sergeant Major. He was appointed at Warrant Officer on March 3, 1954 and advanced to Chief Warrant Officer on March 22, 1970. James served in assignments with the 363rd Q M Br, 812th Transportation Br, and the 328th USAR School. He retired on April 29, 1980. He achieved many awards including, Victory Medal, APT Campaign with 2 Bronze Service Stars, Philippine Liberation with one Bronze Star, American Theater Medal, Good Conduct Medal, AF Reserve Medal, and The AFRM Device (10 Years), as well as many other Campaign Medals and Ribbons.
James was a lifelong member of the ROA, a past Master of the Masonic Fraternity, and past Patron of the Eastern Star.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 5, 2018 in the Chapel of J. B. Tallent Funeral Service with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment with military honors will be at 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, Durham, N.C.


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Visitation

Wednesday

5

Sep

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
J.B. Tallent Chapel

1937 Sharon Amity Road
Charlotte, NC 28205

Celebration of Life

Wednesday

5

Sep

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
J.B. Tallent Chapel

1937 Sharon Amity Road
Charlotte, NC 28205

Graveside

Wednesday

5

Sep

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Oak Grove Memorial Gardens

3712 Cheek Rd
Durham, NC 27704

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