Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Theodore Bates (December 16, 2012)

Theodore Bates, age 71 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 11:00 P.M. Sunday December 16, 2012 at his residence. He was born July 26, 1941 in Piqua, Ohio and the son of the late Earl & Lois (Ilo) Bates.

He was retired as a truck driver for R D Holder Company- BP Distributor Springfield, Ohio and was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. He also enjoyed fishing.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Frank, Bill and Bob Bates; Sisters Betty Sargent and Patricia Clark.

He is survived by his wife Joyce Ann (Holman) “Werling” Bates of Greenville. They were married June 16, 1972. Also survived sons and daughters in law Jeff & Lynn Werling of Conover, Ohio, Steve & Kim Werling and Jim Bates all of Arcanum. Daughters and son in law Tina Hunt of Greenville and Terri & Rick Wade of Brandt, Ohio. Grandchildren Amanda Werling, Trevor Bates, Jordan Bates, Alison Bates, Sheldon Bates, Jason Hunt, Ryan Hunt, Danielle Reed, Ricky Werling, Michael Werling, Chase Werling and Cody Werling. Sister June Jay of Paulding, Ohio, brother Gerald Bates of Piqua, Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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