Graveside service for Donald Levoyd Bates, 78 of Talladega will be Monday December 23, 2013 at 10:00 am at Oak Hill Cemetery. Rev. Turk Holt will officiate. Usrey Funeral Home of Talladega will direct. Mr. Bates passed away at his home December 20, 2013. He was a native and lifelong resident of Talladega. He graduated from THS in 1955. He was voted Best All Around his senior year. He was also captain of the football team. He was employed with the Talladega Water Department, Talladega Park and Recreation Athletic Department and then as superintendent serving 35 years. Later he worked security with the Talladega Super Speedway and as a school bus driver with the City of Talladega for 30 years. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jane Bates, sons, Greg and Gary Bates, grandchildren, Derek, Michael and Hunter Bates, brother-in-law, Jerry Stone, sister-in-law, Janice Stone, nephews, Brad, Brian and Brandon Stone. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Special thanks to New Beacon Hospice, Sid Gambrell, Clay Spencer, Wanda Henderson and Clay Wilkins Online condolences may be sent to www.usreyfuneralhome.com
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Usrey Brown Funeral Service
516 East North Street
Talladega, AL 35161
Published in The Daily Home on Dec. 21, 2013