Charles W. Bates

STANTON - Charles W. Bates, 82 of Stanton, died at the Scenic Mountain Medical Center on June 10, 2016. A graveside service will was June 15, at Howard Cemetery in Paint Creek under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes with Reverend Tony Grand officiating. He was born on Nov. 11, 1933, in Shallowater, to Glenn Bates and Johnnie Mae (Mullins) Bates. He married Flossie Lavern (Medford) on May 31, 1952, in Haskell. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp. After marines went to work for Lone Star Boat in GrandPrairie, Texas. He was an owner of Joe’s TV repair in Baird. He moved to Haskell in 1998 then later moved to Stanton in 2011. He was a member of the Eastside Baptist Church in Haskell. He enjoyed collecting books, knifes and going to garage sales. He is preceded in death by his parents, Glenn Bates and Johnnie Mae (Mullins) Bates; step-dad, Leo Mullin, granddaughter, Cristi Bates; two sisters; one niece; and one nephew. He is survived by his wife Flossie Bates of Stanton; two sons Charles Randall Bates and wife Kathy of Elk City, Oklahoma and Terry Guinn Bates and wife Pam of Jacksonville; two daughters Cynthia Lavern O’Donnell and husband Rusty of Stanton and Michelle Lanette Ray and husband Stan of Georgetown; brother-in-law Bobby Medford and wife Kathryn of Haskell; twelve grandchildren; twentyfour great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
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