Johnny M. Bates

January 20, 1941 - December 30, 2016

Johnny M. Bates, age 75, of Princeton, Texas, passed away December 30, 2016.  Johnny was born January 20, 1941, in Princeton, Texas, to Lloyd and Mary (Rogers) Bates. 

He is survived by his sons, Kevin Bates, Kent Bates and wife, Krysta, and Kody Bates and wife, Christi, all of Blue Ridge, Texas; grandchildren, Justin Bates, Dakota Bates, Hunter Bates, Haley Bates, and Leven Bates, all of Blue Ridge; three brothers; three sisters; and a host of other loving family memberS and friends.

He was preceded in death his parents, two brothers, and one sister.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 6, 2017, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas.  Interment will follow at Van Winkle Cemetery in Climax, Texas.  The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday evening at the funeral home.

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I been trying to get in contact for years with Kevin. I want to give my condolences. If the family needs anything I am here. I lost touch with Kevin and was hoping that he would walk me. I feel he was most influential in my life. I wanted to say thank you for everything. I hope that he can one day reach out and get to know his grandson that is named after him. I am so sorry to hear about Johnny, I really liked him and he was always so accepting. Again, I send my condolences. If anything is needed please let me know. Downa Harvey, December 2, 2020 My condolences to the family and my kids on the loss of their loved one. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Berverly Bates, January 5, 2017 Our sincere sympathies to the family. God bless all. Robert and Lynelle Willett, January 5, 2017 Was a nice great-uncle who I also worked with at City of Plano. A great person and friend. Loving Memories Kenneth & Judy Berghauser, January 1, 2017