Don Yates, of Weatherford, formerly of Big Spring went to be with the Lord on Aug. 5, 2013.
He was born to Arthur and Nettie Yates on June 27, 1927, in Big Spring. He was preceded in death by Jean Yates, his wife of 45 years. They raised three children, Phil Elliott, Deanna Rogers and Donna Kay.
He was active in the Baptist church and numerous civic endeavors. Don wore many "hats" during his lifetime, but was always ready to lend a hand to friends or neighbors.
He was lovingly known by his family as "Big-Big." He leaves behind his wife, Janice; six grandchildren, Robbi Crow, Mike Rogers, Clint Elliott, Lori Treadwell, Gina Lochausen and Jerry Don Thomas; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Internment was held Aug. 9, 2013.