Larry Gene Yates, 76, Joliet, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at this residence.
He is survived by his children, Kimberly (Salvatore) Della Fave, Tina (Eric) Leasure, Larry (Phillis) Yates Jr.; grandchildren, Stephanie and Joshua Conroy, Jennifer Weir, Matthew, Sean, Jill and Paige Boban, Nico Della Fave, Brandon, Noah and Tara Yates and Kristina Demere; numerous great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jolene Killman and loving partner (Kenny Lewis) and Donna Ray (Dale) Ferrell; nieces, Cindy (Gary) Evans and Tammy Wilson; nephew, Greg Ferrell.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Vera Yates; and one sister in infancy, Judith Yates.
Born in Carrier Mills, he lived in Joliet most of his life. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving in Korea. He retired after 23 years with the Joliet Correction Center.
Larry played professional drums for many years. Larry was an avid White Sox and Bears fan. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at the Blackburn-Glegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home in Joliet.