Obituary of Gaylan Ray Bates
Gaylan Ray Bates, age 65, of Clarksville passed away Friday, November 02, 2018, at his residence.
Gaylan was born November 8, 1952, in Crane to Floyd Ray and Zelma Parks Bates. His father preceded him in death. Gaylan retired after 38 years of service at Rogers Ford Sales as a Mechanic. Both he and his wife gave back in many ways to their church, home and community.
Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2018, at Stevens Funeral Home in Coleman, Tx. Burial will follow in Coleman City Cemetery.
Friends and family may view Mr. Bates's body Monday, November 5 and Tuesday November 6 at Clarksville Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda “Susie” Herring Bates of Clarksville; his son, Rodney Ray Bates and wife, Barbara of Midland; mother, Zelma Parks Bates of Lubbock, sisters, Sandra Lumpkin and husband, Jerry of Lubbock and Janet Cook of Ridgeville, South Carolina; his brother, Troy Lynn Bates of Houston; nephew, Dale Ray Lumpkin of Carrollton
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Rifle Association or Wounded Warriors Foundation.