November 9, 1978 - January 22, 2022
Daniel Keith Bates “Buddy” a carpenter and resident of Laurel, MS died unexpectedly on January 22, 2022 at the age of 43 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS. Buddy is survived by his wonderful wife Dana Bates, son and best buddy Will Bates, father Daniel Keith Bates (Pops) of Kiln, MS and mother Terry Bates of Laurel, MS, grandmother Madelyn Vuncannon (Tom) of Philadelphia, MS, sister Trista Moss of Taylorsville, MS, brother Joey Bates of Ellisville, MS, and special aunt Gladys Strickland of Sandersville, MS. Buddy was preceded in death by grandmother Dorothy Jacques of Taylorsville, MS, and grandfather Dewy Herrington. Buddy was born in Richland, MS on November 9, 1978. On August 23, 2002 he married his amazing wife Dana Bates. Buddy was an amazing, loving husband and a great father and he enjoyed playing guitar, fishing, riding motorcycles, and bowling, but the thing he enjoyed the most was being there for Will at all of his sporting events. He was not just a good father and husband he was a great friend to everyone that he came in contact with. We would like to invite everyone out to help us celebrate his life on Friday, January 28, 2022 at Memory Chapel at 2 p.m. All motorcycles are welcome as we go to the graveside service at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, 330 SCR 72 E, Taylorsville, MS. We will have visitation Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Memory Chapel. Pallbearers will be Daniel Keith Bates (Pops), Will Bates, Ricky Strickland, Bobo Stevens, Brody Bustin, Josh Maxcey, and Keven D. Bruce. Honorary Pallbearers will be Eddie Delaughter and Robbie Braddock We would like to give a special thanks to Shady Grove Booster Club and parents of team mates and, Mr. Zach Will’s bus driver for church. A huge thanks to everyone for the calls, texts, and donations. To view and sign the guest book, visit www.memorychapellaurel.com.
Daniel Keith Bates “Buddy” a carpenter and resident of Laurel, MS died unexpectedly on January 22, 2022 at the age of 43 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS. Buddy is survived by his wonderful wife Dana Bates, son and... View Obituary & Service Information
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