Charles J. Bates II

Charles J. Bates JONESTOWN Charles J. Bates II, 17, of 103 Ridge Rd., Jonestown, along with his girlfriend, Katie, passed away on Friday January 19, 2007 in Bethel Twp. Born in Lebanon on August 4, 1989, he was the son of Rodney H. Bates and Joanne A. Kreiser Bates, both of Jonestown. He was a junior at the Northern Lebanon High School where he played fullback on the football team. He enjoyed school and was also involved in weightlifting, wrestling and was recently named as Who's Who among American High School Students. He loved to hunt, fish and go hiking. He was a friend to all and loved by all. In addition to his parents he is survived by brothers Ronald G. Norfolk, VA, James B. of Annville, Michael L. of Fredericksburg, Rodney A. of Lebanon, Brian K. of Jonestown and Shawn W., sisters Bobbie Sue Cessna of Lebanon, Donna Bowman of Lancaster and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother David L. Bates. Funeral services for him and his girlfriend, Katie L. Eckert, will be held on Tuesday January 23, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the Northern Lebanon High School Auditorium. Combined viewing will be held from 3:00-6:00 pm in the auditorium. Interment will be private at the Pleasant Hill Chapel Cemetery, Greenpoint. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the High School Football Boosters, PO Box 100, Fredericksburg, PA 17026 Strauss-Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home, Jonestown is in charge of the arrangements. www.sklfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home & Crematory-Jonestown
618 E Main St Annville, PA 17038
717-865-5215

Published in Lebanon Daily News on Jan. 21, 2007