Gary Bryan Yates known to most as "Pop" went to be with our Lord on January 19, 2018. He was born on August 12, 1955 in Williston, ND. Gary's kind heart, like his garage door, was always open to everyone. He made friends instantly with all he met and he always had a story to tell or a shoulder to lean on. His genuine smile and hearty laugh warmed the hearts of many. Gary loved to grill, to tend to his plants, and crawfish boils but most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends. Gary's greatest joys included being married to his loving wife of 23 years, being a father to his three sons along with all of his "adopted" neighborhood kids, and being Pop Pop to his grandchildren.
Gary is preceded in death by his father, Bryan Yates. He is survived by his loving wife, Laurie Yates; mother Clarice Yates; sons: Brandon Yates and wife Haila, Dawson Florus and wife Autumn, and Dusty Yates; grandchildren: Kassidy and Maisie Yates, Hunter and Holden Florus; brother Lyndon Yates and wife Kristie; numerous nieces and nephews and other loving relatives and friends.
The Addison family and staff at Addison Funeral Home extend their condolences to Gary's family and friends.