"A heart of gold stopped beating, two shining eyes at rest. God broke our hearts to prove, He only takes the best."
R.I.P. Buddy. You were a good man and will be missed ~
I just realized I left David off of the list. I'm sorry.
Brenda, Michael, Mark, Frankie and April,
I was so sorry to hear about Buddy's passing. My prayers are with your entire family.
Hey Bubba, I'm going to miss you some awful, I won't never forget our child days we got a lot of memories on 2103 Spruce St. I Love you and going to miss you, Lynda RUTH.
Good night Buddy, rest in peace..We love you,, Carol, Shannon, Brie, & Mary Elizabeth...
TO our Bates family.We are thinking about you.We are praying for you and will be here for you through your time of need.Love Tim and Wanda Hammonds
Hey paw paw bates...I sure am gonna miss our summer camp trips and just hanging out and watching everybody have fun in the water.I am really going to miss you...you gave everyone a smile on their faces when you were here...and helped any and everybody..you were truly a good man to those that knew...I love you and gonna miss you..R.I.P...PAW PAW..LOVE WANDA HAMMONDS
WE LOVE YOU DAD AND YOU WILL NEVER BE FOR GOTTEN YOUS TRUELY YOUR CHILDREN
I LOVE U SO MUCH AND MISS U LOVE,ALWAYS YOUR WIFE
Hey Buddy you sure will be missed so much by so many ...I can still rememeber being little and beging for the girls to stay the nite with me but I ended up spending the night there with them .......I will always remember you sitting in YOUR chair reading your books (over and over )...If I ever needed anything you always tried to help me just as much as one of your own kids I could always call you and ask about car parts are anything and you would help ....You have knowen simnce I was born and I have been best friends with you daughter since then so I feel close to you as a daughter also .You always gave me good advice on anything and I will miss that so much ..You rest now and dont worry about Brenda we will take care of her ..Tell my Gram and Nanny hey from us all ...
To the Bates family ...
I am so sorry form you loss ,I know everyone said it will get better with time and havin gone thru the same loss it does with time ..Buddy was a good man who loved his family with all he had and took care of his family ...Buddy was a very strong wise man in my eyes .I am go miss him very much .If there is anything you mite need please let us know .THE Ward Family
Hey Brother. I'm sure gonna miss you. Tell Mom and Dad hi for me. Love you Brother.