Alan Joel BATES
1959 - 2020
September 18, 2020
Lakeview Funeral Home
301 South Olive
Sandpoint, ID 83864
BATES, Alan Joel (Age 61) Alan Joel Bates, from Edmonds, WA, passed away in Sandpoint, Idaho on Friday, September 18, 2020. Alan was born on June 17, 1959 in Loma Linda, CA to Silas and Pearl Bates. He grew up and attended schools in Spokane Valley, WA, graduating from Central Valley High School. He worked on fishing boats in Alaska and built boats in Seattle. He had a gift for installing marble and granite counter tops and tile work. He enjoyed cooking, sport fishing, welding, metal work, wood work, and traveling. He is survived by his father Silas Bates of Newman Lake, WA; sister Alison Bates of Spokane; and girlfriend Patsy Gilbert of Lynnwood, WA. He was preceded in death by his mother. Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint is handling the arrangements. Please visit Alan's online memorial at and sign his guest book.
To plant trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published by Spokesman-Review on Sep. 25, 2020.
No memorial events are currently scheduled.
To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
Funeral services provided by:
Lakeview Funeral Home
Add a Message

Not sure what to say?

0 Entries
Be the first to post a memory or condolences.