Jeremy James Yates, age 36, passed away at his residence on September 17, 2021, after battling COVID-19. The Chatham County native was born on May 23, 1985, to John W. and Cathy A. Yates. Being one of seven kids; Jeremy grew up surrounded by love mixed with a little sibling rivalry! The way he was raised prepared him to be a “friend” to everyone he met. His easy going personality usually had him at the center of everything happening. In his free time he loved the great outdoors; fishing, hunting, and camping in areas up and down the Ogeechee River. Jeremy was at home in the outdoors and he loved and could handle various types of wildlife, even snakes! At the age of 11, his bravery was tested when he would save his nieces from 2 attacking Rottweilers. This feat would earn him the title of “Savannah’s Hometown Hero” at the age of 11. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Savannah. Above all else though, he was a proud father who loved his daughter dearly. A beautiful soul called home early; Jeremy will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by a brother, John William Yates, Jr; his paternal grandparents, Arte & Harriett Yates; his maternal grandfather, Jake Schieber.
Left to cherish a lifetime of wonderful memories are his parents, John & Cathy Yates of Savannah; his daughter, Madison Alyssa Yates of Savannah; a brother, Jared Yates of Savannah; four sisters, Nicole (Bryan) Whittenberger of Litchfield OH, Rachael (Stacy Lewis) Yates of Savannah, Alicia (Rigo) Cruz of Richmond Hill, and Cayla Stephens of Savannah; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends also survive.
Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1200 King George Blvd, Savannah GA.
Funeral services will be held following the visitation on Saturday, October 2, 2021 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Bishop Whitney Checketts officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery on Little Neck Road following the funeral services.
Pallbearers will be Jeffery Pevey, Daniel Cruz, Dakota Whittenberger, Peyton Megason, Charles “Teton” Yates, Jeremy Feel, and Ray Dismuke. Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas Taranovich and Jared Yates
Low County Cremation & Burial is serving the Yates family during their time of bereavement.