Glen Harley Bates PADUCAH-Glen Harley Bates, 87, a lifetime Cottle County resident, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at the VA nursing home of Amarillo. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Friday, April 20, at the First Baptist Church of Paducah with pastor Eric Hunter officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories. Family visitation will be from 6 until 9 p.m. today, April 19, at Zapata Funeral Home of Paducah. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Paducah Cemetery Association, PO Box 805, Paducah, TX 79248. Notes of condolence to the family may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Glen was born Aug. 4, 1924, in Cottle County to Walter and Bertie Bates. After graduating Paducah High School, he continued his education at Texas A&M. He married Lorene Brownlow in 1948. Glen proudly served his country with the US Army during WWII and also during the Korean Conflict. Glen was a self-employed farmer/rancher and a well-respected member of the Cottle County community. He was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church and a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge # 868. He was an avid supporter of all the Paducah Dragon sports and an active member of Democratic Party politics of Cottle County. In his leisure time, he enjoyed fishing and traveling. Glen was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 28 years, Lorene Bates; his long-term fishing and traveling companion, Nita Parks; two children, Celeste Bates and Glenda Bates Mints; and one brother, Earl Bates. He is survived by two daughters, Becky Hunter and spouse Jim Steinhilper, and Kathy Henry, all of Amarillo; five grandchildren, Scott Mints, Eric Hunter, Brian Hunter, Barry Henry and Michelle Gibson; and nine great-grandchildren.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Apr. 19, 2012