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Obituary for Ricky Joe Bates Sr.

Ricky Joe  Bates Sr.
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.
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