Larry C. Bates

December 24, 1935 - July 2, 2010

Mr. Larry C. Bates, age 74, of Howe, Texas, passed away July 2, 2010, in Sherman, Texas. He was born December 24, 1935, in Athens, Ohio, to John D. and Nadine Bates. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. On May 22, 1965, Larry married Pat Philips at the First United Methodist Church in McKinney, Texas. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Howe, Texas. Larry is survived by his wife of 45 years, Pat; son, Brad Bates of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Emily and Kendall Bates both of Melissa, Texas; sister, Bess Lindsey of Longview, Texas; and numerous other loving relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Billy C. Bates. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 5, 2010, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Tom Medley officiating. The family will receive friends for a visitation following the service at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at 1:45 p.m., Thursday, July 8, 2010, at the Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 810 N. Denny St. Howe, Texas 75459.

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Pat, i just heard the news. I'm so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you. louise carter, July 14, 2010 Pat & family I was so sorry to read of Larry's passing away. Please know that you're in my thoughts & prayers at this most difficult time. Love Lonita Alexander Rains, July 9, 2010 I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Larry. Pat, you will of course be in my prayers. CTT Charles Tarvin, July 8, 2010 Dear Pat So sorry to hear about Larry. You are in our prayers and thinking about you and your family at this time. God bless and keep you. Prayers and Hugs Frances Lynn Frances Herndon Lynn, July 6, 2010 Larry was just a regular guy, and a very nice man. He liked simple things and enjoyed his life. He was very proud of his wife and son. Anyone who knew Larry, liked him. I hope these things can be said of me some day. God bless his family during these difficult days. Lawrence E. Porter, July 6, 2010 Pat, Hugh and I send our deepest sympathy for your loss. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Carolyn Carolyn McCarley, July 6, 2010 PAT, LARRY AND I SEND YOU AND YOUR FAMILY OUR HEARTFELT THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND GIVE EACH OF YOU A PEACE. LARRY & MARY COLLINS LARRY COLLINS, July 6, 2010 Pat so sorry for your loss, I pray God in time will overwhelm you with all the sweet memories of the times tou had together. I thank God for the salvation we have thru CHRIST. In Jesus there are no goodbyes. I have great memories of Larry teaching me how to play the dominoe games. You surround yourself with love ones it was all I could find to help ease the hurt. Bobby Bobby Simmons, July 5, 2010 Pat and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you're in my thoughts and prayers. Denice Burnside Webb, July 4, 2010 Pat, We are so sorry for your lose. May God give much comfort. Royce & Linda Evans Royce Evans, July 4, 2010 Dear Pat and Family, My family and I send love and sympathy. We pray you will be comforted by God's presence as He welcomes your husband to Heaven. I still have one of the birdhouses he made and have enjoyed it so much. God bless all of you. Mary Virginia Holcomb Dickerson, July 4, 2010 Dear Pat and family,My heart is broke . Larry was so much fun to talk to and I will miss him so much.He loved his family and loved to talk about his son and his granchildren .I feel like I knew you all.I will always cherish my Jesus sign he gave me .It has a special place on my wall. My prayers are with you.May God give you peace knowing Larry is in HIS hands now. Teresa Pfeiffer, July 4, 2010