Herbert "Buddy" Bates
Herbert Floyd “Buddy” Bates, 73, passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Buddy was born on November 9, 1947, in Corryton, Tennessee. He was a charter member of Charity Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in the Vietnam War. He retired from Eastman Chemical Company.
Buddy was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert T. and Edith Hunley Bates; sisters: Louise Bates and Eva Schlosser.
Buddy is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda Wilson Bates; son Jason Bates/ Amy of Lexington, Tennessee; daughters, Kristy Turner/ Phil of Blountville, Tennessee, and Leslie King/ Kevin, of Blountville, Tennessee; six grandchildren, Dalton and Kayleigh Turner, Elizabeth and Jack Bates, and Katie and Karly King; one brother, Hugh Bates/ Carolyn of Corryton, Tennessee.
Graveside services will be conducted at Mountain Home National Cemetery at the New Annex, on Monday, October 4, 2021, at 1:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to St. Jude Children’s Hospital of Memphis, Tennessee.
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