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James Bates

June 29, 1955 — April 11, 2015

James Bates

James C. "Gator" Bates

A loving father and Pawpaw, and a resident of Zachary, James passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2015. He was 59 and a native of Summit, MS.

Visiting at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, on Thursday, April 16 from 10am until memorial service in the chapel at 11am.

James is survived by his loving children, Jessica Bates, Christopher Bates and his wife Flavia, and Erika Bates; six grandchildren, Kiersten, Rylee, Laela, Hayden, Cayde, and Brynn Jayme; previous wife, Kathleen Bates; four brothers, Thomas "Butch" Bates, Gerald Bates, Robert Bates, and William "Bill" Bates; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Earline Bates.

James was an avid golfer and loved football. He graduated from Baker High School in 1973 and was a long-time golf pro assistant. He was currently working as a hot-shot driver for Red Stick Hot-Shot LLC.

You may order flowers through this website.


Visitation


Baker Funeral Home
6401 Groom Rd.
Baker, LA  70714
Thursday, April 16, 2015
10-11am

Service


Memorial Service

Baker Funeral Home Chapel
6401 Groom Rd.
Baker, LA  70714
Thursday, April 16, 2015
11am
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