James Edward Bates, 39, Cave-In-Rock, IL died on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. He was born October 19, 1978 in Fort Knox, Kentucky to Kenneth and Terry Bates. He attended Hardin County School. He was baptized in 1993. He married Debi Williamson.
He is survived by his wife, Debi Bates of Forrest City, AR; mother, Terry Bates of Cave-In-Rock, IL; sister, Brandy Bates of Eldorado, IL; niece, Breanna Long; and great-niece, Emma Curry, both of Eldorado, IL; aunt Karen Fields of Cave-In-Rock, IL; and several cousins and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Kenneth and Hazel Clanton of Cave-In-Rock, IL and Mr. and Mrs. Gale Bates of Rosiclare, IL.
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Monday May 28, 2018 at Hardin County Funeral Service, Cox Chapel, in Rosiclare, IL with interment in Adams Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 11:00 a.m. until funeral time Monday at the funeral home.