James Michael Bateson
James Michael Bateson
  • June 20, 1951 - June 30, 2017
  • Clinton, Illinois

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James Michael Bateson, 66, of Clinton, passed away June 30, 2017 at his residence.
Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Clinton with military honors.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Michael was born June 20, 1951, in Clinton, the son of John D. and Florence (Eveland) Bateson.
Surviving are his children, Michael Bateson, Oregon; Scott Bateson, Oregon; Jamie Jones, Lincoln; Laura Miller, Clinton; Dustin (Kourtney) Bateson, Denver, Colorado; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; a brother, Ronald Bateson, Denver, Colorado; and a pet pig, Harley Davidson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Marie Lee Hood.
Michael served in the Army from 1971 to 1973. He was a retired drywall finisher.
Michael would like to especially thank Betty Followell for her care during this difficult time.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at eastlawn-bloomington.com