Jerry Lawson Bates of Tullahoma, passed this life on Sunday, May 5th, 2013 at his residence at the age of 72.
Mr. Bates was born in Moore County, Tennessee to the late Milton and Korona “Kay” Grant Bates.
During his life, he worked in Special Orders at Wilson Sporting Goods. Mr. Bates was a member of Grundy Street Church of Christ, was an avid fisherman and was also a veteran of the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Bates of Tullahoma; one daughter, Julie Christopher and her husband Max of Tullahoma; two grandchildren, Grant and Gracie Christopher; one brother, Bob Bates and his wife Barbara of Titusville, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Mr. Bates will be held on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 from 1:00-3:00pm at Kilgore Funeral Home with the funeral to immediately follow at 3:00pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Payne and Bro. Philip Davis officiating.
For those who wish, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, Multi-County Cancer Support Network at P.O. Box, 1355, Tullahoma, TN 37388, or the charity of your choice.
Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.