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David Lucas Yates
  • American Cancer Society Hope Lodge
    269 Calhoun Street
    Charleston, SC 29401

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“Meredith, So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Lynn Ward

“I sure did love your dad! I will miss him at the tournaments! You have my deepest condolences! ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Ronnie Broach - Friend

“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Bob & Elaine Mizell - Friend

“Rest In Peace my friend! I will always remember the great time we had in high school. My deepest condolences to Meredith and the family. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Robert Louie Ackerman - School

“David was that person whom you liked from the first meeting. He was an avid sportsman, and a man for whom family always came first. He was proud of...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Calvin Lyons - Cincinnati, OH

“I'm very sorry to hear about David's passing. We were acquainted through his work as a contractor. David was a great guy with a lot of good...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Wayne Smith - Ladson, SD - Friend

“Meredith, Dave, Jeff, and all extended family, Heartfelt condolences to all...I am so saddened to see this news. David was a great guy and so proud...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy Chakides Gaffos - Friend

“So very sorry to read this in this morning's paper. You and the family are in my prayers and thoughts. Although my health prevents my attending the...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Shirley Porte Pickett - Family

“As you mourn, do so with comforting memories of Mr. Yates's public sacrifices and service, his loyalty and commitment to his family, his love for...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: MaryNell Goolsby - Daniel Island, SC

“I new David most of my life, high school navy, What a great guy ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Allen Sinkler - School

“Sorry to learn of this. Far too young. My sincerest sympathy and best wishes to you and the rest of your family. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Raymond Lancaster - Columbia, SC

“I am truly saddened to hear of David's passing. We were best friends in high school and played football and worked out in the weight room regularly....Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Robert Louie Ackerman - Modesto, CA

“We just lost one of the Good Guys we all loved for such a long time...we'll miss that restrained, quiet chuckle and glimpse of almost a smile. See...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Elaine Hayes


David Lucas Yates, 75, of Mt. Pleasant, SC, beloved husband of Meredith West Yates, entered into eternal rest Sunday, July 25, 2021. The family will receive family and friends Thursday, July 29, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Home, 1494 Mathis Ferry Rd., Mt. Pleasant. Burial will be private.

David was born May 8, 1946, in Awendaw, SC, and was the son of the late Mary "Mamie" Dean Yates Crawford and stepfather the late Samuel Levi Crawford. He was the owner/president of Yates Constructors, Inc., of North Charleston. A 1965 graduate of Moultrie High School, David attended Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX, and was a veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserves, serving on the DD707 Destroyer.

His athletic career began with tennis and he was 1st Runner Up to State Champion in 1960. As a member of the MHS Football Team, he was named 1962 and 1963 Best Blocker and 1964 Most Valuable Player. An avid outdoorsman, he was a golf and tennis enthusiast and a member of the Southern Kingfish Association, where he, along with son Dave, won several kingfish tournaments. He was better known for his prowess as a trout fisherman. David enjoyed traveling, but especially cherished time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years; two sons, David "Dave" Chandler Yates and Jeffrey "Jeff" Lucas Yates, both of Mt. Pleasant; granddaughters, Jordan Riley Yates and Strom Chandler Yates-Walker; grandson, Tyler Lucas Yates; a brother, Allen T. Yates (Jennifer) of Conway; and two sisters, Rhoda Yates Massey of Goose Creek and Ida Yates Draper of North Charleston. He is preceded in death by his brother, Alfred Yates of Jamestown.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, 269 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC, 29401, or a charity of choice.