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Keith Anderson Yates, 54, of Melbourne, Florida passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, after a long and brave battle with cancer. Keith was surrounded by his loving wife and son.
Keith was born October 26th, 1962 at Eglin AFB, Florida to Miles and Marie Yates. He married Christina Will on April 20, 1991. Keith was an avid hunter & fisherman. He loved the great outdoors! Keith adored his grandchildren and spent many weekends with them sharing his passion for the outdoors. He also loved traveling and was proud to have made it to Alaska, a lifelong dream!
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, April 14th at Florida Memorial Gardens' Life Event Center in Rockledge. The family is requesting that you please wear camouflage in Keith's honor. Memorials may be made in Keith's memory to the Friends of Bull Creek, Inc. P.O. Box 121133, West Melbourne, FL 32912-1133. Please come and share among each other Keith's legacy.
Keith is survived by his wife, Christina; mother, Marie (Ronnie) Dye; son, Michael Allen (Tiffany) Yates; three grandchildren Jack, Aubrey and Trevor; sister Karen (Ralph) Waters, niece Katie (Bruno) Cabrera, & nephews Steven and James, of Laurel, MD; his brother Kirk (Amy) Yates, nieces Amanda "Eugene" (James) Schade and Dominique Yates (Jake Almanza), & nephew Conor "Gigantor" of Swanton, OH and special niece Leanne Williams, of Melbourne; his father- and mother-in-law Charles and Carol Will of Chillicothe, IL; sister-in-law Cathy (John) Watkins and niece Emma, of Chillicothe, IL; and very best friend Greg "Boo" Gardner. Keith was preceded in death by his father.