James ‘Jimmy’ Bates
October 12, 2014
Funeral for James “Jimmy” Bates, 71, of Decatur was Tues., Oct. 14, at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Robinson officiating.
Mr. Bates died Sun., Oct. 12, 2014, at his residence. He was born July 2, 1943, in Morgan County to John B. Bates and Audie T. Bell Bates. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Cornelius “Nukie” Bates, Earsie Bates and Clyde Bates; and a sister, Maggie Bates.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Bates; two sons, Robert Bates and Joe Bates; three daughters, Fay Champion, Mary Copeland and Lisa Nix; two brothers, Hubert L. “Rocky” Bates and Larry J. Bates; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were family and friends.