DANVILLE — Fred Nolan Bates (1924-2013) left this earth at 8:25 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, to join his son, John (1959-2004) and daughter Sue Daniels (1952-2007).
He leaves behind his wife of 66 years, Edith, and daughter Linda Hagen, both of Danville.
His memory also will live on in his grandchildren, Tracy (Joe) Walton of Catlin, Dawn Thoma of Wilmington, N.C., Gayle (Steve) Beebe of New Palestine, Ind., and Nicole (Patrick) Antrobus of Lebanon, Ind. Also surviving are great-grandchildren, Hunter Walton of Arlington, Va., Tanner Walton of Catlin and Joel and Mitchell Beebe of New Palestine, Ind. He also was very fond of spoiling his grand-dog, Pixie.
Fred served in the U.S. Army 1944-1946, was a farmer and pilot and later worked in construction, welding and maintenance work. He enjoyed camping, fishing, boating, woodworking, gardening and feeding his birds and squirrels. He will be dearly missed by family and a host of friends.
Fred will be cremated per his request. Military rites will be accorded at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in Sunset Memorial Park. Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center assisted the family with arrangements.
Please join Fred’s family in sharing memories of his life, through his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.