American Veteran 08

Herbert Floyd Bates

November 9, 1947 ~ September 23, 2021 (age 73)


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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October 4, 2021

1:00 PM
Mountain Home National Cemetery

Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

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