Mr. Donnie Bates, 69, of Lobelville passed away Tuesday September 21, 2021 at his home. He was born in Lobelville to the late Robert Harold Bates and Sarah Elizabeth Carroll Bates. He was an Over the Road Truck driver having last worked for Smith Logging. He had been owner/operator of Bates Hardware in Lobelville. He enjoyed riding his side by side, fishing and truck driving.
Survivors include his sons Don (Beth) Bates of Lobelville, Kori (Cassie Wright) Bates of Linden and Clint Bates of Lobelville, grandchildren Kaitlyn (Curt) Morris, Parker Bates and Sydney Bates, great-granddaughters Fiona and Eleanor Morris, a sister Deborah (Jim) Yeiser of Lexington, a brother Robbie (Jimmie Ann) Bates of Lobelville and a host of other loving family members and many, many friends.
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