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Jimmy Doyle Bates

September 1, 1951 — June 23, 2017

Mr. Jimmy Doyle Bates, age 65 of Castalian Springs, TN, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017.

Funeral Services for Mr. Bates will be conducted on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 1:00 PM from Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Patrick Eller officiating. Interment will follow in Bradley Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, and on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM at Woodard Funeral Home.

Mr. Bates was preceded in death by his parents, John L. and Virginia Bennett Bates

Mr. Bates is survived by his:
Wife – Patricia Bates of Castalian Springs, TN.
Son – Shannon Bates (Laura) of Westmoreland, TN
Daughter – Melody Rueda of NC.
Son – Johnny (Lisa) Beasley of Castalian Springs, TN
Daughter - Reponzal Demumbra
Daughter – Michelle (Rick) Elkins
Grandchildren – 25
Great Grandchildren – 13
Brother – Ricky Bates
Sister – Marie Vancel

The Bates Family lost a wonderful man Friday.. A few short weeks ago, we learned that he had cancer. He prepared to fight this horrible disease so that he could enjoy retirement and spending time with those he loved. Unfortunately, he didn't get to do all of those things. We will miss camping, fishing, telling stories, and all of the laughs and wonderful times we shared. While we will miss him everyday, we rejoice that he has been healed and is in Heaven.

Mr. Bates was an employee at Oscar Meyer and Fiberweb. He enjoyed camping and fishing in his free time. He was a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.


Woodard Funeral Home

Sunday June 25th, 2017

4:00pm - 9:00pm

5591 US-31E
Westmoreland, TN 37186

Funeral Service

Woodard Funeral Home

Monday June 26th, 2017


5591 US-31E
Westmoreland, TN 37186

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