Earl was the most wonderful man, and I will miss him with all my heart. His humor, his stories, his kindness, and all his knowledge will be remembered for many years to come. My heart goes out to his surviving family. The world needs more men like him, not fewer.
Donna Rau, June 1, 2019 I've lost one of the best friends a person could ever have. We go back a long ways and I even remember Earls dad who was our mail carrier and would give chewing gum to us kids. That was a big deal in those days. I will always thank God for having Earl as my best friend. Love you Earl.
Wayne & Jo Johnson; , May 6, 2019 R.I.P. Earl Bates Deepest Sympathy to Earl Bates family. He was a hard working respected man in this town. Will not be forgotten. Cathy Feagin, May 6, 2019