William H. BATES
William H. BATES
  • July 10, 1929 - October 8, 2017
  • South Charleston, West Virginia

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William Harmon Bates Sr., 88, of South Charleston went home to join his Heavenly Father and loved ones on Oct 8th 2017.

He was the son of the late John Harmon & Mildred Mae Carey Bates.

He leaves behind his wife of 68 years, Jeanette Watts Bates; sisters, Beverly Holley, and Barbara Rollins; sons, William H Bates, Jr (Connie), Carey Glen Bates (Mercedes); daughters, Susan T. Fisher (Stanley), Tamijean Bates Morton (John); and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was a much loved Husband, Brother, Father, Grandfather, and Great grandfather and will be greatly missed by all. Bill was a Navy Veteran, and was a member of Rock Lake Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 MacCorkle Ave. SW, South Charleston, WV 25309.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes, WV 25313 is serving the Bates family.