(TOLEDO, Ohio) Renward "Buddy" Yates, 73, of Toledo, Ohio, died in his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019.

Buddy was born in 1946 in Randolph County, Ala., to Gatha Hill and Winston Yates. He married Peggy Adair in 1973 and they went on to have two beautiful children. Buddy had a great love of family and had many friends. He was a man of great inner and outer strength. He was a hard worker and always genuine.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy; children, Ericka Jordan (Michael) and Alan Yates; and grandchildren, Matthew, Benjamin and Michaela Jordan.

Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home, Toledo.

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