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Welcome to the memorial page for

Gary Albert Bates

February 16, 1952 ~ December 31, 2017 (age 65)

Gary Albert Bates, 65, of Spruce passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 at MidMichigan Medical Center.

Gary was born February 16, 1952 in Alpena to the late Albert and Loverta (Wilds) Bates.  He enjoyed woodworking, baking, cooking and will be remember for his big heart, willing to help everyone.

Surviving are his children, Gary (Amy) Bates, Jr., Dawn Gay, Kyler (Amanda) Bates; 10 grandchildren; fiancée, Patti Aronson; 4 siblings, James (Karen) Hawkins, Janet Dill, Linda (Peter) Rasmussen, Leonard Bates.

Gary was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Watchorn, and twin brother, Terry Bates.

Memorial visitation will take place at First United Methodist Church on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the memorial service at 1 p.m. with Rev. Susan Platt officiating. Arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.


 Service Information

Memorial Visitation
Saturday
January 6, 2018

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
167 S. Ripley Blvd.
Alpena, MI 49707

Memorial Service
Saturday
January 6, 2018

1:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
167 S. Ripley Blvd.
Alpena, MI 49707