Charles Hunter Yates, age 76, of Fayetteville, NC died on December 2, 2022. He was born on August 14, 1946, and was the son of F. Hunter and Ruth Bain Yates of Fayetteville, who predeceased him.
Funeral services will be held at Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Home at 610 Ramsey Street in Fayetteville NC on Sunday, December 4 at noon with a family visitation one hour prior to the service, 11 am to noon, at Sullivan's. Burial will follow at Lafayette Memorial Park on Ramsey Street.
Surviving is his sister, Joyce Yates Price of Eden, NC and a niece, Diane Fisher McDowell of Greensboro, NC, and with additional cousins.
Charles was a 1964 graduate of Fayetteville Senior High School and a 1968 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After his Carolina graduation, he attended Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, where he earned his Master’s degree in education. He was honored to be recruited by the Teacher Corps and taught two years in Japan in 1971 and 1972. He returned to Fayetteville after this job and taught in the Fayetteville City Schools until his retirement.
He was a lifelong supporter of causes related to the handicapped and served on local, state, and national groups to promote the ideals of special education and was chosen as “Teacher of the Year” at Edgewood School in Fayetteville.
In earlier years he was active in theater arts and worked on productions with the Fayetteville Little Theater and the Fort Bragg Playhouse. He enjoyed growing plants, listening to jazz music, loving his cats, and helping others to achieve.
The family would like to thank the staff of The Carolina Inn for their loving care for the past few years.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 2800 Breezewood Avenue, Suite 100, Fayetteville, NC 28303 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.