October 13, 1955 - July 4, 2012
Michael T. “Chopper” Yates, 56, of Millersburg and formerly of Argentine , passed away at home on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Mike was born October 13, 1955 in Alma, Michigan to the late George and Martha (Legg) Yates and married Terri Lynn Sowa on July 2, 2012. Mike worked for Operating Engineers Local 324, retiring due to illness in 2010.
Surviving are his wife, Terri; 2 children, Shane Yates, Shevon (Rick) Carrizales; 2 granddaughters, Mariah and Savanah; and 2 brothers, Robert and Kenneth.
Preceding him in death were 2 brothers, Terry and Mark.
Family and friends may gather Thursday, July 26, at 5:00 p.m. at Faith Tabernacle Church in Flint. Arrangements are being handled by the Bannan Funeral Home in Alpena.