OBITUARY

Crum "Buddy" Bates Jr.

December 8, 1948February 24, 2012

Crum Bates, Jr., 63, of Montgomery, passed away at a local hospital on February 24, 2012. He was a Marine who served his country proudly. Survivors are his wife of 42 years, Brenda Louise Parker Bates; sons, Michael Wayne Bates and Mark Anthony (Michelle) Bates; daughters, Frankie Elaine (Joseph) Luster and April Marie (Matthew) Luster; and son, David Allen (Kellie) Bates; as well as 12 grandchildren; Dillon, Summer, Justin, Joseph, Nicklous, Parker, Lindsay, Chase, Connor, Hunter, Daniel and Margaret. Pallbearers will be Kevin Ray, Joseph M. Luster, Jr., Dillon Bates, Justin Bates, Matthew C. Luster, III, Jason Paul Evans and William Mack Bates, Jr. A visitation and reception will be held at White Chapel Funeral Home on Monday, February 27, 2012 from 5pm – 7pm with the funeral service on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 2pm. Burial will follow with military honors being rendered at Greenwood Serenity Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation and Reception Monday, February 27, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 28, 2012
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Crum "Buddy" Bates Jr.

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Glenda Nolan

March 3, 2012

"A heart of gold stopped beating, two shining eyes at rest. God broke our hearts to prove, He only takes the best."
R.I.P. Buddy. You were a good man and will be missed ~

Jeffrey Boren

February 29, 2012

I just realized I left David off of the list. I'm sorry.

Jeffrey Boren

February 29, 2012

Brenda, Michael, Mark, Frankie and April,

I was so sorry to hear about Buddy's passing. My prayers are with your entire family.

Lynda THOMPSON

February 28, 2012

Hey Bubba, I'm going to miss you some awful, I won't never forget our child days we got a lot of memories on 2103 Spruce St. I Love you and going to miss you, Lynda RUTH.

February 27, 2012

Good night Buddy, rest in peace..We love you,, Carol, Shannon, Brie, & Mary Elizabeth...

WANDA HAMMONDS

February 27, 2012

TO our Bates family.We are thinking about you.We are praying for you and will be here for you through your time of need.Love Tim and Wanda Hammonds

Wanda Hammonds

February 27, 2012

Hey paw paw bates...I sure am gonna miss our summer camp trips and just hanging out and watching everybody have fun in the water.I am really going to miss you...you gave everyone a smile on their faces when you were here...and helped any and everybody..you were truly a good man to those that knew...I love you and gonna miss you..R.I.P...PAW PAW..LOVE WANDA HAMMONDS

February 27, 2012

WE LOVE YOU DAD AND YOU WILL NEVER BE FOR GOTTEN YOUS TRUELY YOUR CHILDREN

February 27, 2012

I LOVE U SO MUCH AND MISS U LOVE,ALWAYS YOUR WIFE

Shantya Ward

February 27, 2012

Hey Buddy you sure will be missed so much by so many ...I can still rememeber being little and beging for the girls to stay the nite with me but I ended up spending the night there with them .......I will always remember you sitting in YOUR chair reading your books (over and over )...If I ever needed anything you always tried to help me just as much as one of your own kids I could always call you and ask about car parts are anything and you would help ....You have knowen simnce I was born and I have been best friends with you daughter since then so I feel close to you as a daughter also .You always gave me good advice on anything and I will miss that so much ..You rest now and dont worry about Brenda we will take care of her ..Tell my Gram and Nanny hey from us all ...


To the Bates family ...
I am so sorry form you loss ,I know everyone said it will get better with time and havin gone thru the same loss it does with time ..Buddy was a good man who loved his family with all he had and took care of his family ...Buddy was a very strong wise man in my eyes .I am go miss him very much .If there is anything you mite need please let us know .THE Ward Family