Arthur Bates

Arthur "Art" Bates

Thursday, April 12th, 1934 - Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
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Arthur “Art” Bates, 85, Independence, MO passed away
March 11, 2020. Services will be private. Kindly omit flowers. The family requests contributions to the Gathering Baptist Church (formerly the Noland Road Baptist Church), 4505 S. Noland Rd., Independence, MO 64055.
Art was born April 12, 1934 in Independence, MO and graduated from Manual High School in the Class of 1953. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He was a truck driver for the McLean Truck Line for twenty-eight years and retired in 1985. He was a member of The Gathering Church on Noland Road. He was very committed to the Lord and spent at least an hour a day dedicated to his daily devotions. He was a member of Teamsters Local #41. He enjoyed woodworking and restoring classic cars. He was a handyman who could fix anything.
Art was preceded in death by his son Leroy Bates. He is survived by his wife Ann Bates, of the home; daughters Brenda Smith and husband Mark, Hamilton, OH; Dana Stockton; daughter-in-law Michele Bates, both of Independence, MO; step-sons Mark Jones and wife Joy, New Providence, NJ; Paul Jones and wife JoLynne, Lampe, MO; step-daughter Lori Sunde and husband Doug, Branson West, MO; sisters Delores Grossman, Decatur, IL; Margaret Murray and husband Ed, Independence, MO; eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
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Charles West

Posted at 03:41pm
Glenna and I have known Art and his family for many years. Our families were members and friends at Mount Washington Baptist Church. We send our condolences, our thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones.
Charles and Glenna West

Dean Barry

Posted at 10:02am
Art and Ann have been our next door neighbors and good friends for 40 years or more and as I look back I can still see Art puttering around his Dads Model A and later an assortment of other cars and trucks the he loved to work on, We shared so many conversations across our back yard fence and although we didn't solve the worlds problems it was always interesting to hear what the other had to say about a variety of subjects ranging from moles in our yard and then in later years the health of our loved ones. Art will be solely missed.
Our deepest sympathies to Ann and the rest of the family.
Dean & Helen Barry

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