Crum Bates, Jr., 63, of Montgomery, passed away at a local hospital on February 24, 2012. He was a Marine who served his country proudly. Survivors are his wife of 42 years, Brenda Louise Parker Bates; sons, Michael Wayne Bates and Mark Anthony (Michelle) Bates; daughters, Frankie Elaine (Joseph) Luster and April Marie (Matthew) Luster; and son, David Allen (Kellie) Bates; as well as 12 grandchildren; Dillon, Summer, Justin, Joseph, Nicklous, Parker, Lindsay, Chase, Connor, Hunter, Daniel and Margaret. Pallbearers will be Kevin Ray, Joseph M. Luster, Jr., Dillon Bates, Justin Bates, Matthew C. Luster, III, Jason Paul Evans and William Mack Bates, Jr. A visitation and reception will be held at White Chapel Funeral Home on Monday, February 27, 2012 from 5pm - 7pm with the funeral service on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 2pm. Burial will follow with military honors being rendered at Greenwood Serenity Cemetery.
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Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on Feb. 26, 2012