James Glen Yates

by Lynn McMillen
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James Glen Yates, 57, of Huntsville, passed away Friday August 18, 2023, and is now in the arms of his Lord and Savior. Glen was a loving and kind husband, father, and friend to all who knew him.


Glen is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Cindy Boerner Yates. He is also survived by his children, Michael S. Green, Steven G. Yates, Emily N. Yates, his stepchildren, H. Grant Moore, Constance N. Hall, Remington S. Moore, his brothers Thomas Douglas Yates (Dottie), Ronald John Yates (Peggy) and David Boyd Yates as well as several nieces and nephews.


Glen was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Jean Yates and mother, Betty Lou (Johnson) Yates.


Glen graduated from Grissom HS in 1984. He was a member of National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. He earned a BS in electrical engineering with a minor in computer science from the University of Alabama Huntsville where he received a full tuition National Merit Scholarship. While at UAH, he was a member of the cross country, golf, and crew athletic teams and served as UAH charger Mascot.


Glen worked as an engineer for SAIC for over 28 years and received many accolades during his tenure there. Some of his recognitions and commendations while at SAIC are as follows. Corporate Recognitions: On Jan 30, 2014, Glen’s 20th year of service with SAIC he was recognized in the Engineering & Analysis Operation Newsletter with: “MacGyver Turns 20!: Resourceful and possessed of an encyclopedic knowledge of the physical and software sciences, Glen Yates has been solving complex problems for SAIC’s customers for 20 years with everyday materials he finds at hand.”


Glen loved the water and was an avid competitive rower and coach.


Visitation will be at the Whitesburg Baptist South Campus Chapel on Monday, August 21, from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. with a Celebration of Life immediately following.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Rocket City Rowing Club, Inc., PO Box 18352, Huntsville, AL 35804 or Redeemer Church, 300 Pelham Ave SW STE 4A #264, Huntsville, AL 35801.


Husband, Father, Brother, Friend, Athlete, Man of Faith, Glen’s legacy will forever be cherished by his family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched. May he rest in peace.

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