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.