David Lamar Bates, 80, of Apison, went home to be with the Lord on November 18, 2019.
A lifelong resident of Apison , David retired from BASF after 32 years of service.
He was a veteran of the US Marines and a member of the Harvest Baptist Church in Cohutta, GA., and the Ooltewah Masonic Lodge #741.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Francis Presley Bates; parents, Bill & Annie Mae Bates; and brother, Ronnie Bates.
Survivors are his sons, Grady Bates, Apison and Rickey Bates, Calhoun, TN; brother, Forrest (Wilma) Bates, Cohutta, GA; sister-in-law, Sandra Bates, Cleveland, TN; several nieces & nephews.
Services will be held Thursday at 3 pm in the chapel with Rev. Gary Evans officiating.
Burial will follow at Plowman Cemetery with Scott Bates, Michael Chaigne, Shane Bates, James Bates, and Will Bates serving as pallbearers.
Visit www.heritagechattanooga.com to send condolences to Mr. Bate's family and to view his memorial tribute.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 3-8 pm and Thursday from 12-3 pm at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.
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