Bates, Bert Wayne
Date: Monday, August 5, 2013
Time: 6:00PM to 7:00PM
Sheldon Funeral Home
Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM
Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, El Dorado Springs, MO
2PM Augst 6, 2013 at New Hope Cemetery, Long Lane, MO
Bert Wayne Bates, 83, of Walker, Mo.,
passed away on August 1, 2013. Wayne was
born July 8, 1930, in Licking, Mo. to Stella
Marie (Brown) and Bert Lloyd Bates; he
was the third child of four children. Wayne
grew up in Houston, Missouri but lived in
Oakland, California for a few years when his
mother, sister, and brother moved there to
work during the war. Wayne returned to
Houston to graduate from High School.
Wayne met his lovely wife Willa Dean (Davison) in Buffalo, Mo.
They married on February 3, 1952 and were married for 61 years. She
was his partner in love, life, and business. They had two daughters
Beverly Bates of St. Louis, MO and Connie McMullin of Derby, KS.
Wayne operated the Shoe Repair Concession on Fort Leonard Wood
for over 20 years, owned and operated two shoe stores in Waynesville
for 27 years and owned and operated Bates Self Service Storage for
many years before moving to Walker in July 1992.
Wayne was preceded in death by his father when he was two, his
mother, two brothers, a sister and a nephew.
He is survived by his wife, Willa Dean; daughters, Beverly and
Connie; three grandchildren, Joshua and Erica McMullin, Sarah and
Joshua Dowell and Zachary McMullin; ten great grandchildren, Alexis,
Elijah, Katie, and Ashley McMullin, Macy, Lily, Colton and Chloe
Dowell, Dominic and Emily McMullin; one
niece, Judy Bates; five nephews, Gary and
Delores Bates, Paul and Rita Bates, Joe
and Bobbie Adams, Danny and Carolyn
Adams and David Adams. Many called him friend.