Luke Owen Yates, 30, of Benwood, WV, passed away on Friday, December 6, 2019 at his residence.

Luke was born September 9, 1989 in Glen Dale, WV. He was a Catholic by faith, former employee of Cabela’s Distribution Center, avid reader, Michigan Wolverines and Pittsburgh Steelers fan and life-long member of “The Meca.” We drank the water.

Luke was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Sandy Paoletti; and his great- grandparents, Bob and Elaine Mager, Helen and Robert Yates, Josephine and Bud Jewett and Domenic and Angeline Paoletti.

Surviving are his parents, Jennifer (Paoletti) Yates and George Yates of McMechen; sister, Shannon Yates of Surfside Beach, SC; brother, Zack Yates and his Fiancee, Lindsey Arrojo of McMechen; grandparents, George and Rose Yates of Mt. Olivet, WV, and Vince Paoletti and Ann Powers of Albuquerque, NM; and several aunts, uncles and other family members.

Friends will be received on Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood/McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, with private funeral services being held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society of West Virginia, 3508 Staunton Ave., Third Floor, Charleston, WV 25304; or a charitable organization of your choice.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.

“Go Blue.”