01/11/17   Bates Obit


83 year old John O. Bates died at his home on January 8. John served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Japan during the Korean War. He was an employee of Southern Pacific Railroad for 32 years until his retirement. He opened Bates Window and Door in 1980, he retired and passed the business to his son in 1997.

Visitation will be held tomorrow from 5-7pm at Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Home in Pine Bluff.