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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.