In Memory

Michael Christopher 'Chris' Yardley, Jr. - Class Of 1995

Michael Christopher 'Chris' Yardley, Jr.

Michael Christopher 'Chris' Yardley, Jr.

December 15, 1976 - October 23, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008


Michael Christopher 'Chris' Yardley, Jr., 31, formerly of Tuscola, died Thursday, October 23, 2008, from injuries received in an automobile accident. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 25, 2008, in Buffalo Gap Baptist Church, with the Reverend Steve Joiner officiating, assisted by Mike Pueschel. Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park in Abilene, directed by Fry-Bartlett Funeral Home of Tuscola. Visitation will be 6:00- 8:00 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Chris was born in Abilene December 15, 1976, to Michael Christopher Yardley, Sr. and Charlotte Snailum Yardley. He was a 1995 graduate of Jim Ned High School in Tuscola. He worked 13 years for Interstate Batteries and was route sales manager at the time of his death. Chris was a great son, brother and 'daddy'. An avid sportsman, he particularly enjoyed hunting trips with his son, Tate. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include one son, Tate Yardley of Tuscola; a former wife and mother of his son, Lynsie Yardley of Tuscola; his parents, Charlotte Kelley and husband Tim of Lawn and Mike Yardley, Sr. and wife Millie of Irving; a sister, Melanie Hale and husband Nathan of Irving; a grandmother, Vivian Yardley of Dallas; a step-grandfather, Jack D. Kelley of Tuscola; a step-brother, Clay Kelley of Abilene; two uncles, Joe Snailum of The Woodlands and Rick Yardley of Dallas; two nephews, Conner Hale and Ethan Hale; and numerous other relatives.

Pall bearers are Tim Sherry, Greg Smith, Donnie Burke, Terrence Burke, H. A. Travis and John Morgan.