Gary B. Bates, 41, of Lawrenceville, died on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at his home.
Born on March 26, 1971, in Blossburg, he was the son of Barry R. and Brenda A. (Whiteman) Bates of Tioga.
Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 5: to 7 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 South Main St., Mansfield. A funeral service will be held immediately following calling hours at 7 p.m., at the funeral chapel with Pastor Harry Colegrove and Pastor Bob Burkett officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the fund for Gary's children at Citizens & Northern Bank, 41 Main St., Tioga, Pa. 16946. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com