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1969 Benjamin 2022

Benjamin F. Yates III

November 26, 1969 — May 22, 2022



Benjamin Franklin Yates III son of Mary Davis, formerly Mary Yates, and the late Benjamin Franklin Yates Jr, was born on November 26, 1969 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Benjamin professed a hope in Christ at an early age.

Benjamin graduated from Arlington High School in 1987 and then joined the National Guards and obtained an honorable discharge from the military in 1993.

Benjamin had multiple nicknames; Benjie, Ben, Yates, or Tootie by which he answered any of them.  Ben worked as a mechanic, handyman, and in the lawn care industry with Toot.  He also worked several jobs for Wayne Brown for over 20 years.

In his spare time Benjamin enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, watching old westerns, fishing, cooking out, watching sports, and playing cards. 

Benjamin departed this life on May 22, 2022 at the age of 52. Along with his dad, Benjamin was preceded in death by his grandparents; Arthur and Maud Garnet, grandfather Benjamin Franklin Yates, Sr and grandmother Joyce Young; aunt Pearl Garnett; and two cousins William Garnett, Aaron Garnett, and Sherman Garnett, Jr.

Benjamin leaves to cherish his precious memory; his mother Mary Davis (Eric White), two brothers; Arthur Davis and Ronald Davis Jr. (Kristin), uncle; Sherman Garnett Sr (Liz), two nephews; Ronald III and Bryce Davis, two nieces; Princess Davis and Paris Bigbee; a special cousin Anthony Garnett; and his cat Billy, along with a host of other family and friends.

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