John Alvin Bates
John Alvin Bates
  • February 17, 1954 - March 28, 2017
  • Port Lavaca, Texas

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John Bates, 63, of Port Lavaca passed away March 28, 2017. He was born February 17, 1954 in Kilgore, TX to the late Herman C. Bates Sr. and Mattie Lou Thompson Anglin. John was a welder and a foreman for King Fisher Marine.
He is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn A. Bates; daughter, Renee Lynn Bates; son, Billy Taylor, Jr. and brothers, Ben, Charles and Bill Bates.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Herman C. Bates Jr.
A Memorial Visitation will be held Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Memorial Services will be held Friday, April 7, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home with Billy Faltesek officiating.
John was a hard working, loving and honorable man. He accepted everyone with open arms and kindness in his heart. He loved his nieces and nephews like grandchildren. John loved his wife and daughter Renee unconditionally. John and Evelyn were seen as the root of the Taylor Family.
He was a rare and gentle man. John would give the shirt off of him back to anyone who needed it. He touched many people's lives in his lifetime and will be missed deeply. We will always love you, John.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Evelyn Bates.