Funeral services for Jimmy D. Bates, age 61 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Wednesday at 11AM at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Wayne McGee and Ronnie Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Melson Cemetery. Mr. Bates passed away Sunday at Southern Tennessee Medical Center.
A native of Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Dillard A. Bates and Lula Roland Bates Quick. He was an electrician and a member of the Chestnut Ridge Church of Christ. Mr. Bates was a hard working man that loved life, was a loving person, a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and brother.
Survivors include his wife Marsha Groce Bates of Fayetteville, two daughters Anna Nicole (BJ) Casey of Fayetteville Sara Elizabeth (Eric Corder) Bates of Lynchburg, son Thomas Anthony (Alyssa Coon) Bates of Fayetteville, grandchildren Case Corder, Bryson Casey, Cody Casey and Cayla Corder, brother Sonny (Shirley) Bates of Fayetteville, sisters Martha (Harold) Mires of Flintville, Shirley Holloway of Flintville, Paula (Harry) Halcomb of Flintville, Linda Brazier of Fayetteville, aunt Margaret Patterson of Taft. He was preceded in death by a brother Charlie Bates.
Visitation with the family will be Tuesday evening 5-8PM at Higgins Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Dearest Marsha and Family,
I was shocked to hear of Jimmy’s passing tonight. Marsha, Jimmy was one of my boyfriends’ in our skating rink days. Gosh, that’s been years ago! He was a really nice guy. May God comfort and give you all peace during this time and for days, weeks, and months to come. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Remember those precious memories you have of Jimmy and keep them close to your heart.
DeLois O’Neal Thompson
Marcia, and the entire Family, I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your dear loved one. I pray that the Lord will wrap his arms around you all and hold you close and take care of you during this difficult time. Take care and know that I love you all. Jo Ann Warren
Marsha, I’m so sorry to hear about Jimmy. I can’t imagine your pain at his time but will pray for you and I know God will comfort you during this time.
Love to you, Diane and Porter
Sonny, Paula and the Bates family so sorry to hear about your lost. My prayers and thought sre with the family during this time. Connie
Marsha and family,
I am so saddened to learn of the loss of your precious loved one. Just know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Jimmy was such a sweet person . I pray God will wrap his loving arms around you and meet each of your needs and comfort you in the days ahead.
Love to you,
Debbie and family
To the entire family,
I’m so sorry to read of the passing of Jimmy. He was definitely one of the good guys! I know it is so hard on you all as you just lost Ms. Lula. May God comfort you all and may your memories help console you. God bless!
Marsha…words can never express how sorry I am to hear of Jimmy passing away…we love you all and we will definitely be praying for you guys not only now but all the days ahead!! We will see you soon!! Love,Amanda,Kaydan & Maddux
Marsha, I am so sorry to hear this. You and your family will be in my prayers..May God wrap you in his arms and comfort you.
Marsha, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sending my deepest sympathy to all the family. Mere words are so inadequate at a time such as this. I will keep your family in prayers. May God heal your broken hearts.
Peggy G. Bevels
I didn’t know mr jimmy was sick im surely going to miss him. im praying for the family right now.