Wylee Yates, 75

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Wylee Burl Yates, 75, a long-time residence of Mountain Home, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at a Boise hospital.

Local memorial services will be held Monday, March 28, at 5 p.m. at Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home.

Wylee chose to be cremated and his remains be intered beside his mother and father in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery in Woodland, Ala. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Providence Baptist Church in Woodland.

Cremation is under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home, Idaho.

Wylee was born Oct. 29, 1929, in Randolph County, Ala., the only child of Guy Leberus and Mary Jim (Rampy) Yates. Wylee's father was a taxicab owner/driver in Roanoke, Ala., who died when he was 10. Wylee's mother, described as a beautiful lady and a talented beautician, needed help caring for Wylee after her husband's death, so he lived with his grandmother, Ella Yates and his aunt, Inez Yates.

Wylee joined the U.S. Army and served as a medic during the Korean War. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart.

Wylee graduated from Boise State University.

He bought a home and settled in Mountain Home.

Wylee is survived by: two aunts, Lois Rampy of Anniston, Ala., and Mae Rampy of Piedmont, Ala., a host of cousins and a dear friend, Myrna Gonzales. He was preceded in death by his parents.