Michael Charles Yates, born on the 30th of October 1980 in Houston, Texas,
died unexpectedly on the 18th of September 2013. He leaves behind a world of family and friends whose lives he touched and to whom he gave unfailing support, love, comfort and joy.
Michael graduated from Lamar High School in 1999, and was a National Merit Scholar. He graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M University in 2002, where he received the Bonnie Brown Award as the top political science graduate. He graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 2007 with honors. He practiced law in Houston, Texas.
After family and his many friends, Michael was passionate about fishing, hunting, the outdoors, and Aggie football. He also loved music, playing his guitar and fiddle, painting and drawing.
Michael was the proud Godfather of Hannah Lynn Doumany of Fort Worth, Texas.
Michael is survived by his parents, Terry Allen Yates and Martha Perdue Yates of Houston, Texas; his brother, John Allen Yates of Houston, Texas; his uncle, Dr. Don Perdue and aunt Judy Perdue of Alexandria, Louisiana; his uncle, Dr. Charles W. Yates, Jr. and aunt Sally Yates of Richmond, Texas; his uncle Earl Van Hook Perdue, Jr. and aunt Linda Perdue of Tacoma, Washington; and his cousins, Earl Perdue, Eric Perdue and Laura Higdon of Tacoma, Washington, Chuck Yates, Jay Yates and Kenny Yates of Houston, Texas, Bobby Yates of Richmond, Texas, Kimberly Perdue and Melanie Taylor of Dallas, Texas, and Dr. Donnie Perdue of New Orleans, Louisiana and his many friends.
Friends are cordially invited to gather with the family and share remembrances of Michael during a reception from five o'clock in the afternoon until eight o'clock in the evening on Wednesday, the 25th of September, in the grand foyer of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.
The memorial service is to be conducted at eleven o'clock in the morning on Thursday, the 26th of September, in the Sanctuary of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer Road in Houston, where Dr. Linda Christians, Executive Pastor, is to officiate. Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in Michael's memory may be directed to the charity of one's choice.