Justin Shane Yates


Justin Shane Yates, 42, formerly of Waco, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Denver, CO.

Celebration of Life Service: 10AM Tuesday, August 5th, Cornerstone Baptist Church in Robinson, Reverend Jim Daniels officiating.

Justin was born April 10, 1972 in Waco, Texas, to Glenda and Gene Yates. During his life, he attended Bruceville-Eddy High School, and later earned an Associates of Business Management Degree from Wyndham I.S.D. He was a journeyman electrician, a computer programmer/instructor, safety director for Alamo Steel, just to name a few accomplishments. He worked for over 10 years with various carnivals throughout the United States, and enjoyed meeting new people everywhere he went. In his late 20’s and early 30’s, he worked at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA, instructing different age groups on the use of computers and technology. He returned to his hometown of Waco in 2011, and continued to give of his talents to Christian Men’s Fox Corp. and others, through his knowledge of computers.

Justin accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior as a boy, and rededicated his life in 2010. He was greatly influenced by his time with the Presbyterian Church, but found home among the believers at Cornerstone Baptist Church. He was a very compassionate man that never met a stranger, and always displayed a willingness to help anyone in need. Justin was a friend to the homeless segment of our society, and a soul that could identify with their struggles.

Justin had many hobbies, from antiquing to traveling. One unique talent was his ability to capture the attention of children of all ages, as a yo-yo aficionado. He performed numerous tricks and displayed skills far beyond the normal enthusiast. He enjoyed cooking and baking, and also handling and caring for reptiles, especially large snakes.

He is survived by the love of his life, his daughter, Courtney Noel Yates, of Waco; his mother and step-father, Glenda and Bill Hitchner; and a host of extended family and friends.

Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at www.LakeShoreFuneralHome.com/obituaries.


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  1. Courtney Yates

    I love and miss you daddy. Have fun with Jesus.

  2. Tanna Jean Yates Hightower

    Today I had a thought about Justin. .so I Google his name. And today I find out he’s passed. He was my brother. .although family and life kept us from being close…he was in my thoughts from time to time. My heart goes out to u Glenda. We lost Shane too last year. 806-231-7179 call I’d love to hear from you. Tanna

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