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Charles Lyman Bates Sr.

Daniel Island, South Carolina

Feb 2, 1929 – Jun 3, 2020 (Age 91)


February 2, 1929
June 3, 2020
Daniel Island, South Carolina


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J. Henry Stuhr Downtown Chapel Obituary

Charles Lyman Bates Sr., 91, husband of the late Jean Weber Bates, of Daniel Island, peacefully entered into eternal rest on June 3, 2020. Mr. Bates was born on February 2, 1929 in Elkin, N.C., son of Myrl Roberson Bates and McCoy Robert Bates. After graduating from Spartanburg High School in...

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I'm so sorry; sending many prayers.

My husband, Kurt, and I were vacationing on Hilton Head Island in 1967. Kurt had just gotten his architectural registration and a mutual friend convinced him to interview with Charlie. We also took a leap of faith when we moved to Hilton Head two weeks later and Kurt began his four year tenure with Charlie. What a warm reception we received from Charlie and Jean! You children probably don't remember us but Kurt would come home every night from work with a story about what one of you had...

Happy we had the opportunity to meet Charles prior to Bates and Emilys Wedding! He truly was a remarkable and talented person. Sending our condolences and love to the entire Bates Family hold tight to all your memories. Love lasts forever. Love Mark and Nancy Poeppelman

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Charlie Bates. I played many rounds of golf with him at Legends Oaks in Summerville. We always played together and shared a cart because we were long time South Carolinians. I can't tell you how many times we rode up the fairway, and Charlie would say, "I thought I hit it further than that!?" But, there was one day when he birdied all the par 3s! He was proud of that! I miss those days! I told him, I hope I'm out here playing golf when...