Forrest Bomar Bates

July 21, 1922 - January 20, 2008

Mr. Forrest Bomar Bates, age 85, of McKinney, Texas passed away January 20, 2008, in McKinney. He was born July 21, 1922, in McKinney to Jess and Willie Geneva (Henderson) Bates. On October 16, 1965, he married Virginia Duncan in McKinney. Mr. Bates served in the U.S. Army. He worked for the VA Hospital as an administrative clerk. He was a Mason and a member of the North Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; daughter, Jan Burnside of McKinney; son, Don Bates; grandson, Michael Burnside; and great-granddaughter, Michaela Burnside. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Dowell Bates and Choice Bates. A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 23, 2008, at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Prosper, Texas with Dr. Danny Buster officiating. Mr. Bates will lie in repose on Tuesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

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WE WILL MISS BOB AND NEVER WILL FORGET HIM. HE WAS ALWAYS THERE WHEN I, JENNIE, NEEDED HIM AND WAS ALWAYS A FRIEND TO DENNIS AND LOVE TO HEAR US SING.......HE DID SO MUCH FOR OTHERS AND WE KNOW HE IS IN HIS NEW HOME THAT WAS SO WELL PREPARED FOR HIM. VIRGINIA, YOU WILL MAKE IT THROUGH BOB'S GOING, AND OUR PRAYERS ARE BEING LIFTING YOU UP AT THIS GRIEVIOUS TIME.GOD LOVES YOU AND SO DO WE. DENNIS AND JENNIE JO DENNIS & JENNIE JO WEBB TINSLEY, January 28, 2008 Sorry for your loss. Mr Bates was a fine man and a good neighbor Ricky and Sharon Bourland, January 22, 2008 Jana nd family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Denice Burnside Webb, January 22, 2008 Virginia, Jan & Michael, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Forest. You all our in my Thoughts & Prayers. Shirley Shirley Parks Paul, January 22, 2008