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Michael Dan Yates

    Funeral Services for Michael Dan Yates, 74, of Seminole will be held Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. in the South Seminole Baptist Church with Rev. Richard “Buck” Wheat officiating.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton at 3:00 P.M. under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home. 
    Dan passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2022 in Lubbock, Tx. 
    He was born September 13, 1947 to Marshall Alton and Mozelle Bouldin Yates in Hobbs, New Mexico. Dan married the love of his life, Pamela Hallmark, March 30, 1968 in Lamesa, Tx. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1974 with a Bachelor Degree in Agriculture. 
    Dan is a Vietnam War veteran who served 4 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Dan was very active in his community. He was a member of the South Seminole Baptist Church and also a member of the Seminole Lions Club for many years and served on the Seminole City Council for 4 years. 
    Dan farmed in Gaines County for 15 years before working in the oilfield. He owned and operated Thelma’s One Stop for over 17 years along with several other businesses. He enjoyed spending time at the deer lease and also with his family and friends. He cherished every moment he had with his children and grandchildren. Dan will be missed dearly and will remain in our hearts forever. 
    Dan is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jerald Don Yates.
    He is survived by his wife Pam Yates: two sons, Steven Michael Yates, Cody Wayne Yates and wife Leslie of Lubbock; one sister, Trudy Harrison and husband Gary of Greenwood; two grandchildren, Emily Alvarez and Colton “C.J.” Casanova; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
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