John Paul Yates (40) passed away Friday May 17, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He enjoyed country music, mowing the yard and spending time with his family. He was a hard worker. Services will be Saturday May 18, 2019 in the chapel of Kesler Funeral Home with Chris Yates officiating. Burial will be in the Blackland Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 am until service time at 1 pm on Saturday at the funeral home. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Yates; his son, Austin Yates; his father, Gale Yates (Linda Wood); his brother, Scottie Yates (Jessica); his sister, Christy Crenshaw and his uncle, David Yates. He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Yates; his brother, Arthur D. Yates and his grandparents, Gale & Ellie Pearl Yates and Christin & Houser Hughey. Pallbearers are, Mitch Yates, David Yates, Michael Butler and Mark Rinehart.