Mr. Ricky Joe Bates, Sr., 54, passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at his home in Byhalia, MS.
Mr. Bates, a truck driver, was born on November 16, 1964 in Memphis, TN to The Late Mary Rogers Bates and Homer Edison Bates. He loved to hunt and fish and was a true outdoorsman. He loved his family dearly and considered them his greatest accomplishment.
Mr. Bates leaves behind his loving family which includes his wife, Dee Anne Bates of Byhalia, MS; three daughters, Beth Bates Sheaffer (Micheal) of Lebanon, TN, Haley Anne Thompson (Matt) of Wyatte, MS, and Mandee Pierotti of Senatobia, MS; three sons, Ricky Joe Bates, Jr. of Gladwin, MI, Jon David Bates (Lisa Marie) of Old Hickory, TN, and Joe Tatum of Ft. Worth, TX; one sister, Debora Rhoades of Nesbit, MS; three brothers, Mark Edison Bates of Bartlett, TN, Lowell Scott Bates of Collierville, TN, and Jonathan Andrew Bates of Oakland, TN; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Danny Parrish Bates.
A memorial service is being organized by the family to be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Ray-Nowell Funeral Home - Senatobia Chapel is in charge of arrangements.