Col. William L. Bates Jr.
I just discovered that Col. Bates had passed away. I worked with him in the Dept. of Corrections during the 80s & 90s. He was a great mentor and friend. I also had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Charlotte during time. I know his heart broke when she passed away. But now they have been reunited. Although it has been almost l year since Col. Bates passed away, I just wanted his family to know what a very special man he was. I was very blessed to have known him & his wife.
To the family of Col. Bates Jr:
My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. Please accept my deepest sympathy. May the God of Peace be with you. Rm. 15:33
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Thank you for your service, sir. God bless you and your family. The gates of heaven are more secure now.
I worked with Col. Bates at the Department of Corrections 30 years ago. He was a great man. I rejoice in knowing that he is reunited with his lovely wife. To his family, my deepest sympathy. It was truly an honor to have worked for him and to have known him! Rest in Peace, Colonel!