James Ray Bates

April 17, 1955 ~ February 1, 2024


February 8, 2024

James Ray Bates

Mr. James Ray Bates, 68, of Linden, passed away Thursday February 1, 2024. He was born in Iron City to the late Marion Brian Bates and Lela Amber Scott Bates.

He was a logger and a auto and truck mechanic. He had worked for both Graham Lumber Company and Dill Lumber Company. Ray enjoyed woodworking, gardening and watching western shows on TV. He also enjoyed coaching and going to watch his children and grandchildren in sporting events. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family working and playing.

In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by a great-grandson Jayden...

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