John David
Bates, Jr.

February 1, 2018 - November 22, 2018

John David Bates, age 61, Lexington, passed away November 22, 2018 at ECM Hospital. A graveside service will be Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Moore Cemetery in Lexington.
John was born in Colbert County on February 1, 1957, graduated from Sheffield High School June, 1975, and retired from Imperial Casting in Florence, Al. He enjoyed spending the weekends watching Alabama Football and NASCAR.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucy Bates; father, Jack Bates; brother, J.D. Bates; and his wife of 24 years, Elizabeth Gail Stutts Bates.
Survivors include his daughters, Natshiela Bates (Jeremiah) and Sarah Sharp (Justin);  son, John Bates (Masako); step-daughter, Latasha Swaner (Aaron); brother, Bobby Bates; sister, Patsy Murray; and several grandchildren.
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Graveside Service

November 27, 2018
2:00 pm

Graveside Service

Moore Cemetery, Lexington, AL, USA

November 27, 2018 2:00 pm

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2 Comments on “John David Bates, Jr.”

  1. Bobby & Patsy so sorry about David. Childhood memories of cousins visiting. Prayers for you & his family. . Linda Byrd Womack

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. You will all be in our prayers. I know losing someone is hard, but God is there for you to lean on.

    God bless you always,
    Operation Prayer Army

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