James Henry Bates
January 9, 1947 - May 19, 2018
James Henry Bates, 71, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born January 9, 1947 to the late Elmer Bates and the late Mattie Hurd Bates. He retired from ICC after many years of service. He was a member of East Fulton Baptist Church. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, hunting, fishing, putting puzzles together and spending time with family.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday May 23, 2018 at Senter Funeral Home with Bro. Michael Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Walton Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
He is survived by his Wife, Kathy Bates of Fulton, 2 Sons, Kane Bates of Tupelo, Adam (Stephanie) Bates of Fulton, Grandchildren, Tristan Kyle Bates, Piersan Bates, Dylan Harris Bates, Aubrianna Paige Bates. 3 sisters in laws, Tomicene (Danny) Barrows, Lou Ann (fiance, Lonnie Hendrix) Rasberry, and Jo Bates Wilburn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Brothers, Guy Bates, Hubert Bates, Joe Bates, Jerry Bates, and a Sister, Nell Lesley.
Pallbearers will be Piersan Bates, Kevin Hurt, Andrew Hurt, Ethan Hurt, Kenny Bates, Danny Barrows.