Anthony "Tony" Yates

  • Born: September 15, 1937
  • Died: May 16, 2020
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

JC Battle and Sons Funeral Home

543 Rockdale Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229

Tel. (513) 281-4330

Tribute & Message From The Family

Anthony Yates

Message From The Family

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It is with our deepest sorrow that we share the passing of Anthony (Tony) Yates, beloved husband of Maxine Yates (nee Hoyles) for 62 years. Devoted father of Briana (Freddie) and Anthony. Grandfather to Aaron and Erika. Brother to Mildred Croley and Fletcher, (deceased) (Ginny). Passed Saturday, May 16, 2020 Age 82 years. His quick wit,infectious smile and his kind and compassionate spirit will be missed by all..A memorial service will be held at a future date to honor Tony. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Tony Yates will be welcomed by the Tony Yates Caring for Kids Foundation. Lockland Wayne High School Scholarship Fund and The Alzheimer's Association . Special online condolences for family and friends may be expressed at

Condolence & Memory Journal

Tony and I played basketball and softball together at EllsworthAFB. I respected him very much. I did get to meet Maxin around the time he was discharged.

Posted by Tom Kellogg - Served in the Military together   August 01, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of my cousin Tony's passing. I watched him play and coach for UC, and am so proud of all his accomplishments. He was loved by so many, and will truly be missed. My prayers and love are with you family.

Posted by Ruth Smith Yates - Florence, KY - Family   June 04, 2020

My sincere and deepest sympathy for Maxine.
Tony was a dear friend, an outstanding citizen and a great husband and father.
Rest in Peace.

Posted by Lynn Mueller - Myrtle Beach, SC - Friend   June 01, 2020

You don't think of UC basketball without including Tony Yates.

Hee was a great guy and unforgetable friend.

Posted by Howard (Hod) Blaney - Boulder, CO   May 28, 2020

We (former high school classmates) offer our prayers, deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire Yates family as you cope this significant loss. May Tony rest in eternal peace.
Sammie & Delois(Moxley) Whitehead

Posted by Sammie & Delois(Moxley) Whitehead - Upper Marlboro, MD - Classmate   May 26, 2020

My deepest sympathy to Mrs. Maxine Yates and family. My prayers are with you. Home Ec student.

Posted by Bohannon-Dixie Goldeen - Spring, TX - Friend   May 26, 2020

So very sorry for the loss of Tony. Karen and I prayed for you and your family

Posted by John McClure - Chicago, IL - Family   May 25, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I am a 2nd cousin to Tony, daughter of William Yates, and spoke with Tony at Dad's visitation in 2007. You and your family have my deepest sympathy and are in my prayers. God bless you

Posted by Karen Yates Broadus 6724 Hampton Dr - Cincinnati, OH - Family   May 24, 2020

Mike and I are so sorry to hear of Tony's passing. It has been a while since we were Neighbors on Forest Glen, but they were good times. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies. We know Tony will be missed by many.

Dianne and Mike Behm and family

Posted by Mike and Dianne Behm - Bluffton, SC - Neighbor   May 24, 2020

Hoyles family you have my deepest sympathy. We are Sorry for your lost.
The Harvey Family
Cookie, Candy, Joyce and Greg.

Posted by Sharon Carter - Cincinnati, OH - Family   May 23, 2020

A loss of a compassionate man! We grew up in the same place. I served on the committee that hired him at UC.

Posted by Dr. Robbie Smith Johnson - Palm Coast, FL - Acquaintance   May 22, 2020

Next to my parents, Tony was the most impactful person in my life. He was my mentor and friend. I was certainly blessed to know the Yates family and have them be a major part of my life.

My prayers are with Maxine and family. I wish I could be there, in person, to show my deep repect for Tony and the entire family.

I am glad that I took the opportunity, years ago, to tell Tony how much he meant to me. The Pittman's send their love.

Posted by mark pittman - Nashville, TN - Friend   May 22, 2020

Maxine and Family,
Roland and I offer our deepest sympathy to
you and the family. Tony was a mentor and good
friend to Roland over the years. We will miss him. Keeping you in our prayers.

Posted by Roland & Yvonne West - West Chester, OH - Family Friend   May 20, 2020

So sorry to hear about Tony. I watched him at UC as a player and coach. He was a friend of my father, Warren (Tip) Tipton, principal at Glen Este HS and a UC alum. He will be missed.

Posted by Cheryl Parsons - Lebanon, OH - Acquaintance   May 20, 2020

So proud of my 2nd cousin for his accomplishments yet so humble. He took time to talk with my sons at my Dad William Yates visitation. He was an inspiration! May God give the family peace and comfort!

Posted by Linda Yates-scott - Covington, KY - Family   May 20, 2020

Prayers to Maxine and family - so very sorry for your loss. Rest in the Lord's arms proud Bearcat.

Posted by Ken Bartley    May 19, 2020

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