William Coleman Yates, II

William “Bill” C. Yates II, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 20, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was born on April 1, 1960 and is predeceased by his parents Alva Pearl and William Yates. Bill started his first job with Walker & Laberge as a dratftsman, kick-starting a lifelong career in project management and estimating. He was also a highly respected co-owner of Peninsula Billiards, in Newport News. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Merrill Yates; daughter Jess Meier (Leigh); son, William Yates III (Lindsay); brother, Mike Phillips (Jeri); sister, Trula Lindecamp and innumerable extended family and friends. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 26, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A celebration of life will follow at Peninsula Billiards at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank or Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, both organizations Bill held close to his heart.


  1. Jack Neal Jr & Shawn Vadnais

    Jack says that his conversations with you were always upbeat, funny and sometimes wildly entertaining. We are all devastated with your passing and will miss you greatly.
    I remember when I met you almost 8 years ago and immediately was able to call you family! I don’t think you ever knew a stranger.
    To Nancy, Jess, Will, Mike and family, Billy loved everyone so much. As we all loved him. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all…
    Billy, You will be missed brother.
    Love always
    Jack and Shawn

  2. wallace w taylor

    I will all ways remember Bill we worked together in the same office for a few years
    at Walker & Laberge, He was a man of his word and his convictions. We use to go to
    lunch together a lot and talk about work and family, He was a company man and this
    life will miss him.” William” may God give you rest and peace until we meet again.
    Your friend and co worker.
    Wallace W. Taylor

  3. RE lovejoy

    I’m hurting inside for my friend… the loss is great to me … All my younger days included him…he was as dear as anyone I could hold in my life… what a solid being…. Bill was not blown by the wind… I loved him

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