Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 5th at 1 p.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown.
Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the funeral home on Saturday from Noon until the time of the service.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Joseph Tyler Yates was born in Port Clinton, Ohio on December 17, 1989, the son of Curt Yates and Joanne (Newton) Jannke. He was a 2008 graduate of Watertown High School.
Joseph spent a lot of time reading the Bible. He loved listening to music and playing the drums.
Survivors include his mother, Joanne (Scott) Jannke of Watertown; his father, Curt (Viola) Yates of Fremont, OH; paternal grandfather, Curt (Carol) Yates Sr. of Miamisburg, OH; step-grandfather, Wes Armandariz of Port Clinton, OH; four brothers, Eric (Crystal) Weinheimer and Bradley Weinheimer, both of Port Clinton, OH; Skyler Jannke and Stone Jannke, both of Watertown; step-brothers, Ian Jannke of Elkhorn and Michael (Heather) Kelser of Clyde, OH; a step-sister, Candi (Aaron) Rich of Clyde, OH; and four nephews, Mason, Josiah, Reese and Ethan Weinheimer, as well as aunts, uncles other relatives and friends.
Preceding Joseph in death were his paternal grandmother, Carolyn Yates, maternal grandfather, Joseph Newton,
and maternal grandmother, Oretha Armandariz.