OBITUARY

Rocky Lynn Bates

January 8, 1982October 14, 2018
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Rocky Lynn Bates, 36, passed away October 14, 2018. Rocky was born January 8, 1982 in Hamilton, TX to Julia Jones and Randy Bates. He was raised with love.

He worked for Blue Bell delivering ice cream to any place he could find a friend. On October 3, 2015 he married Brittany Flippen. They have one son Logan Dean. From a previous marriage he had 2 sons Ross Chandler, Ty Cooper, and 1 daughter Brinlea Caitlin.

Rocky was a member of Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department. He loved to fish, work on trucks, riding motorcycles, football, and most of all he loved his family, friends and everyone he met. He was also known by many people and thru his life he never met a stranger, that didn’t become his friend. Rocky was always in a good mood with a smile for all he knew.

Rocky is survived by his wife Brittany, parents Julia and Isaac Jones, and Randy Bates, four children Ross, Ty, Brinlea and Logan, his brothers W. Roy, Christopher, Alec, and sisters Brittany, Devon. He also survived by several aunts, uncles, grand-parents, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Memorial Service will be held October20, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Riley Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mills County State Bank.

  • FAMILY

  • Randy Bates, Father
  • Julia Jones, Mother
  • Isaac Jones, Step-father
  • Brittany Bates, Wife
  • Ross Chandler Bates, Son
  • Ty Cooper Bates, Son
  • Brinlea Bates, Daughter
  • Logan Dean Bates, Son
  • W. Roy Bates, Brother
  • Christopher Bates, Brother
  • Alec Bates, Brother
  • Brittany Bates, Sister
  • Devon Hill, Sister
  • DONATIONS

  • Mills County State Bank

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 20, 2018
REMEMBERING

Rocky Lynn Bates

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Hailey Stockton

October 19, 2018

Rocky is the man you want to be your bestfriend, he always made me smile when I felt down. Rocky, Logan, Lexi, his daughter, and I would listen to baby shark in his truck . Rocky is more than my cousin he is my uncle. I just wish it didn't have to end like this and so fastly. Can't wait till I get to hug you again. I love you!

Skylar Schofield

October 19, 2018

I lived next to rocky, ross and ty my whole childhood. Rocky taught me a number of things, from sports to fishing. He was like a father and i couldnt have asked for anyone else to be there. I love you, rest easy sir..

Bobby Ter Haar

October 18, 2018

I met rocky from Tdcj picking up ice cream for the inmates. It didn’t take long for us to build a friendship. I was dared by him to stick my tongue to the freezer door for the newest ice cream. Rocky lost and so did my taste buds. We had great laughs over that. Can’t wait till we eat all the blue bell ice cream together in heaven.

Mildred Dossey

October 17, 2018

Rocky was my Blue Bell delivery man at the Mountain View Prison. He was always happy and no matter what was going on at the prison he always had a smile on his face. If we forgot to turn in an order, he did it for us. I know he will be missed. I know he will live on in the hearts and memories of all who knew and loved him. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow.

Elke Robinson

October 17, 2018

My first memories of Rocky were as a chubby little baby at Ma Bates’ house. In recent years I’ve seen him several times in Hamilton and he was sweet & kind as ever. He was quick to show pictures & stories of his wife & children, who made his face light up with joy. Rest In Peace dear cousin, love to your family.

Kansas (Kandi) Pierce

October 17, 2018

This man. This man was always there for anyone that needed him. We grew up together, and for awhile he lived across the street as kids. He was always smiling , could always find something to laugh about and was just one of the best men I have ever known. He will be missed, but his smile and laugh will never be forgotten. I’m sure my Pop is up there to greet him with open arms! Rest now my friend, for when we meet again it shall be a joyful occasion! I love ya buddy.

Kathy Dally

October 16, 2018

Rocky was one of a kind man. He loved his family with all of his heart. Rocky was one of my dearest friends. I meet him many of years ago when he started delivering blue blue to super s here in Hico tx. Over the years we had became really close friends. Rocky an I would sat at the store and talk about family and what he had done over the weekend and just bull stuff. He help me a lot when I was going through my divorce. He would tell me everything would work out in the end. And of course it did and he would say see I told you lol. Rocky was always smiling anytime I saw him ,if he wasn’t I would say to him what’s up and if he wanted to be a heard head I would keep on at him until he would talk. He would say you don’t want to hear and I would tell him that I was here to listen and he would finally give in and talk to me and by the time he left the store he was smiling again. I would jump his butt everytime he told me that he was doing something stupid and tell him not to do that again but of course Rocky being Rocky he would still go out and do it and then tell me about it the next time I saw him. I think deep down he like me yelling at him lol. I do know one thing that he loved his wife and his kids dearly , they were his life. I am just so blessed that I got to see him one last time and get one of those bear hugs from him before he got called home. Rocky I’m going to miss seeing your smiling face as I open up the back door to let you in and our talks about family and just bull. I love you and RIP my dear friend until we meet again fly high ❤️❤️

carol leach

October 16, 2018

we knew roy and rocky there were my sons friends and became like family to us. they went to school with our son john and was at our house playing viedo games during the week and on weekends our house was open to them we enjoyed seeing him at the elk stop delivering bluebell and we see him in gatesville . he always had a smile on his face. we will cherish our memories us of him always. rest in peace our sweet friend .

Gerro Osmun

October 16, 2018

Rocky was my cousin. His mom used to come and take us when we were kids. We all grew up together climbing trees and playing in the dirt. Rocky was the guy that would show up at family events and we would say YESSS ROCKYS HERE! We all cherished his company. Rest in paradise Rocky. You will be missed beyond belief!

BettyAnne Hood

October 16, 2018

Rocky was a firefighter when I came to work for HVFD in May 2005. I would see him at Christmas parties with his beautiful children. He always told me to be careful going home to Lampasas, because there are deer crossing the highway.
He left the department, and I missed him.

Betty Anne Hood