V. Howard Wates Jr.

  • "Another 1960 classmate will be missed. May he rest in peace."
  • "Pop was such a sweet man! I have many fond memories from..."
    - Ashley Roddy
  • "Kitty, Sorry to hear about Howard's passing. Our..."
  • "Enjoyed his and your(Kitty) company many times on our many..."
    - Alma Lucky
  • "It saddens me to hear about the death of Mr. Wates. It was..."
    - Paul Newsom

EDGEFIELD, SC. - V. Howard Wates, Jr., 73, husband of Kathlean (Kitty) Wates, died Sunday March 20, 2016. Graveside Services will be held Tuesday March 22, 2016 at 11 AM at Red Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends after the service at the grave. Mr. Wates was a native of Edgefield County and the son of Sarah Holmes Wates and the late Vernon Howard Wates, Sr. He was a Case IH Dealer in Johnston for 32 years and a retired shop supervisor from Aiken County. He was a member of Red Hill Baptist Chuch. Survivors include his wife, and his mother; 1 son, Vernon H. (Bo) Wates, III and wife Robin; 1 daughter, Sara Lee Wates; 1 grandson, Dalton Wates; 2 sisters, Ginny W. (Jimmy) Pardue, and Beth W. (Billy) Young. Memorials may be made to Red Hill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 17, Edgefield, SC 29824 or Edgefield First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 624, Edgefield, SC 29824. Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com

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Edgefield, SC 29824
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