OBITUARY

Delwyn "Del" Bates

January 6, 1941April 10, 2019
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Delwyn ”Del” Bates, 78 of Cullman, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Mr. Bates was a loving husband, father and friend. He was a very talented musician and was known for playing the mandolin and piano by ear. He loved to coon hunt and was a member of the Cullman County Coon Hunters Association. He was preceded in death by his parents: Lincoln and Lona Bates; son, Byron Holdbrooks and brothers: Gene Bates, Floyd Bates and Mervin Bates. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Connie Bates; son, Jeff Bates; daughters: Sherri Shellby, Kerri Bingham and Nicole (Baron) Wood sisters: Wilda Kohlenberg and Trilba Sue Estep; 13 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. His family will receive friends on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Moss Service Funeral Home. The Celebration of Life Service for Delwyn Bates will be held in the chapel of Moss Service on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Malcolm Carter officiating. Condolences and special memories can be left for the family at mossservicefh.com

  • FAMILY

  • Connie Bates, Wife
  • Jeff Bates, Son
  • Sherri Shellby, Kerri Bingham and Nicole (Baron) Wood, Daughters
  • Wilda Kohlenberg and Trilba Sue Estep, Sisters
  • ____ _____, Preceded in Death
  • Lincoln and Lona Bates, Parents
  • Byron Holdbrooks, Son
  • Gene Bates, Floyd Bates and Mervin Bates, Brothers
  • 13 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren and a Host of Nieces and Nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Logan Bates, Pallbearer
  • Baron Wood, Pallbearer
  • Wesley Hastings, Pallbearer
  • Jerome Bates, Pallbearer
  • Patrick Cleghorn, Pallbearer
  • Kevin Brown, Pallbearer
  • Josh Campbell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Heath Haley, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Stewart Phillips, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Funeral Service Sunday, April 14, 2019
  • Interment Sunday, April 14, 2019
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Biography

Delwyn ”Del” Bates, 78 of Cullman, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
Mr. Bates was a loving husband, father and friend. He was a very talented musician and was known for playing the mandolin and piano by ear. He loved to coon hunt and was a member of the Cullman County Coon Hunters Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Lincoln and Lona Bates; son, Byron Holdbrooks and brothers: Gene Bates, Floyd Bates and Mervin Bates.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Connie Bates; son, Jeff Bates; daughters: Sherri Shellby, Kerri Bingham and Nicole (Baron) Wood sisters: Wilda Kohlenberg and Trilba Sue Estep; 13 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
His family will receive friends on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Moss Service Funeral Home. The Celebration of Life Service for Delwyn Bates will be held in the chapel of Moss Service on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Malcolm Carter officiating.
Condolences and special memories can be left for the family at mossservicefh.com