Bates, James G. Sr. born on November 26, 1923, passed away at home on February 23, 2014. Beloved husband of Velma Bates; dear father of James (Robin) Bates Jr. and John (Monica) Bates; dear grandfather of Sarah (Brad) Zimmerman, Scott and Caroline Bates. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be offered to the
or Open Door Animal Sanctuary. Services are private. Please share condolences at www.heiligtagfuneralhome.com.
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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Feb. 26, 2014