Obituaries » Edward L. Bates, Jr.
March 13, 1930 - August 24, 2018
Edward L. Bates, Jr., 88, of Brookneal passed away Friday, August 24, 2018 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Elizabeth Terry Bates.
Ed was born in Campbell County, March 13, 1930, son of the late Edward L. Bates, Sr. and Mildred Adams Bates. He was a member of Beulah Baptist Church, a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of Staunton River Masonic Lodge #155, a Farmer and Tobacco Auctioneer.
In addition to his wife, he survived by, a close friend, Bobby Bradley (Copy) of Brookneal; three nephews, Mike Jones (Sandra) of Halifax, Calvin H. “Sput” Jones (Angie) of South Boston, Henry Paul Terry III (Kathy) of Roxboro, N.C.; two nieces, Terry Lynn Hazelwood (Danny) of Halifax, Tanette Tucker Smith of South Boston; a special caregiver, Alease Bolling of Brookneal.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Beulah Baptist Church by the Rev. Mitch Luckie, interment will follow in the church cemetery with Masonic Rites at the grave.
The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the church.