Steven Bates


February 6, 1965 - June 10, 2022

Steven Wade Bates, 57, passed away June 10, 2022, at his home in Lobelville. Mr. Bates was a teacher and a coach for many years at Lobelville Elementary. He will be remembered always by many former students as "Coach Bates".

Steve was a member of the Brush Creek Church of Christ. He was a 1983 graduate from Perry County High School, playing both baseball and basketball. He received his B.S. degree from Freed Hardeman University.

Steve was preceded in death by his father, Markel Wade Bates. He is survived by his mother, Jane Lewis, of Linden; wife, Paige Graves Bates of Henderson; three sons, Colby Bates and Braden Bates, both of Lexington and Oakley (Kayla) Bates, of Linden; three grandchildren, Knox, Oaklyn, and Reed Bates; one brother, Mark (P J) Bates, of Linden; and many other family members and many friends.

Memorial services were held Wednesday, June 15, 2022, in the chapel of Young Funeral Home in Linden.


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