Bates, James G. Sr., born on November 26, 1923, passed away at home on February 23, 2014. Beloved husband of Velma Bates. Dear father of James (Robin) Bates, Jr. and John (Monica) Bates. Grandfather of Sarah (Brad) Zimmerman, Scott and Caroline Bates. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be offered to the
or Open Door Animal Sanctuary. Services are private.
Arrangements under the direction of Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home, Arnold, MO.