YATES, Matthew


YATES, Matthew Eugene

Matthew Eugene Yates, 41, of Springfield, departed this life on Sunday, July 24th, 2022. He was born November 25, 1980, to Eugene and Lisa (Williams) Yates. Matthew was a very loving husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He was employed by the Clark County Sheriff's Department. Matthew was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Smith and Annie Pearl Yates; maternal grandparents Otis and Bertha Williams; two nephews: Geoffrey Andrews Jr. and Anthony Jeffrey Jr.; father-in-law, Max E. Reed Sr; and brother-in-law Max E. Reed Jr.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Tracy; his mother Lisa Yates and father Eugene (Felicia) Yates; mother-in-law Debra Reed; daughter A'kaylehana; two sons: Anthony (Kristina) Reed and Andrew Reed; two sisters: Lisa McPherson and Rochelle (Clarence) Smith; four brothers: Martin Yates, Anthony (Holly) Jeffrey, Stephen Humphrey and Walter Ray; brothers-in-law: Christopher Reed and Timothy (Heather) Reed; sister-in-law, Theresa (Sam) Reed; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends. Matthew and Tracy first met at Osterlen Services for Youth, and in 2006 together they joined the police academy.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, July 31st from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church, 3638 Middle Urbana Rd., where services celebrating his life and career will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, August 1st with livestreaming available through Littleton & Rue's Facebook page. Entombment will be in the Ferncliff Mausoleum. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at


Funeral Home Information

Littleton & Rue Funeral Home