|Death: ||Feb. 5, 2012|
Captain (Ret.) William Howard Bates, 85, of Collierville, died February 5, 2012.
An Army veteran, Capt. Bates retired with the Memphis Fire Dept. in 1976. He then, worked for the State of Tennessee as a Fire Safety Inspector and retired in 1993.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marlene Bates; two daughters, Ginger Wheat (Tim), Becky Felts (Earl); three grandsons, Newman, Austin, and Julian; two sisters; and two brothers. The family will receive friends at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Road, Bartlett, from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, February 7. Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 8, at the Memphis Funeral Home.
Entombment will be at Memorial Gardens (formerly Memory Hill Gardens). www.memphisfuneralhome.net Memphis Funeral Home And Memorial Gardens 3700 North Germantown Road 901-725-0100
Published in The Commercial Appeal on February 7, 2012
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Created by: Linda Wayman
Record added: Feb 06, 2012
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