OBITUARY

John Thad Bates

June 1, 1927May 6, 2019

John “Thad” Bates of Cullman passed away May 6, 2019 at the age of 91. He was born June 1, 1927 in Cullman to Robert Lemuel and Mamie Trimble Bates. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Billie Mae Guthrie Bates, sister Myrtle Hendrix, brothers William Thomas Bates, Billy Bates, Grady Bates, Jack Bates, Terry Bates, Henry Wayne Bates. Mr. Bates was a veteran of The United States Army. Funeral services are Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at Moss Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Campbell officiating. Interment will be in Shedd Cemetery. There will be a Masonic graveside service. Survivors are sisters Viva Johnson and Dorothy Hancock of Cullman, brothers Frank (Vivian) Bates of Allen, Texas, Robert (Janice) Bates of Cullman, special friends Ray and Brenda Brown and family, a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation is Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Moss Funeral Home from 5:30 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

  • FAMILY

  • Viva Johnson, Sister
  • Dorothy Hancock, Sister
  • Frank (Vivian) Bates, Brother
  • Robert (Janice) Bates, Brother
  • A host of, Nieces and Nephews
  • Ray and Brenda Brown and family, Special Friends
  • Parents Robert Lemuel and Mamie Trimble Bates, Preceded in death by
  • Wife Billie Mae Guthrie Goodwin Bates, Preceded in death by
  • Sister Myrtle Hendrix, Preceded in death by
  • Brothers William Thomas, Billy, Grady, Jack, Terry and Henry Wayne Bates, Preceded in death by

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 9, 2019
  • Interment Thursday, May 9, 2019

Memories

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Frank Bates

May 11, 2019

Although devastated to hear of Thad's passing, I immediately began to think of all the good things he did for people - and the family, including me. Thad taught me to drive in his '55 Chevy, let me use his car to drive to and from work during the summers when I took a break from college, and encouraged me throughout the rest of his life. I and the whole family loved Thad so much!

diana morgan

May 7, 2019

well i posted earlier how much you will be missed by so many.what you ment too me after Daddy died i was lost he was my go to guy.You kept me encouraged during this time caring for him with my brother Charles.How he loved it when his siblings came to see him.so i can say this family of us Bates were raised by a loving mama and daddy but the love we felt from aunts and uncles meant alot.I will see you again with other loved ones Deanie ,diana Bates Morgan

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

John “Thad” Bates of Cullman passed away May 6, 2019 at the age of 91. He was born June 1, 1927 in Cullman to Robert Lemuel and Mamie Trimble Bates. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Billie Mae Guthrie Bates, sister Myrtle Hendrix, brothers William Thomas Bates, Billy Bates, Grady Bates, Jack Bates, Terry Bates, Henry Wayne Bates.
Mr. Bates was a veteran of The United States Army.
Funeral services are Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at Moss Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Campbell officiating. Interment will be in Shedd Cemetery. There will be a Masonic graveside service.
Survivors are sisters Viva Johnson and Dorothy Hancock of Cullman, brothers Frank (Vivian) Bates of Allen, Texas, Robert (Janice) Bates of Cullman, special friends Ray and Brenda Brown and family, a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation is Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Moss Funeral Home from 5:30 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.