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Donald Edward Bates

June 16, 1926 January 21, 2016
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Obituary for Donald Edward Bates

Donald Edward Bates, age 89, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Thursday, January 21, 2016, at his home. He was born June 16, 1926, in Zanesville, son of the late Andrew E. and Ida Nondis Mendenhall Bates. He was a 1944 graduate of Summerfield High School, and he was a World War II veteran, having served in the Army Infantry from September 16, 1944-July 23, 1946. He was employed as a lead machinist for the former Glacier Vandervell plant in Caldwell, having retired in 1988. Mr. Bates was a member of the Caldwell United Methodist Church, and he was actively involved with Boy Scouts, having served as an assistant scout master for Caldwell Troop #501, and as a member of the executive board for the Muskingum Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Surviving are his wife, Velta C. Loyd Bates, whom he married June 23, 1946; his children, Danny A. E. (Joan) Bates of Delaware, Dolly C. (Richard) Clark and Diane (Bruce) Kolopajlo, both of Zanesville, and Douglas J. (Dreama) Bates of Caldwell; two sisters, Annabelle Archer of Cottonwood, Arizona, and Rena E. Young of Caldwell; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandson.

Friends may call Tuesday, January 26, 2016, from 4-7PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral service will be observed Wednesday, January 27th at 2PM with Pastor Jim Cooper officiating. A veteran’s graveside service will follow at Olive Cemetery conducted by the Noble County Veteran Service Organizations. Memorial contributions may be made to Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care online at www.genesisproam.org, or to 1135 Maple Ave., Zanesville, Ohio, 43701, or to the Caldwell United Methodist Church, 537 Main Street, Caldwell, Ohio, 43724.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

26

Jan

4:00 PM 1/26/2016 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/26/2016 7:00:00 PM
McVay-Perkins Funeral Home

416 East Street
PO Box 263
Caldwell, OH 43724

McVay-Perkins Funeral Home
416 East Street Caldwell 43724 OH
United States

Service

Wednesday

27

Jan

2:00 PM 1/27/2016 2:00:00 PM
McVay-Perkins Funeral Home

416 East Street
PO Box 263
Caldwell, OH 43724

McVay-Perkins Funeral Home
416 East Street Caldwell 43724 OH
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Olive Cemetery Final Resting Place

189 Olive Street
Caldwell, OH 43724

189 Olive Street Caldwell 43724 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

Caldwell United Methodist Church

537 Main Street
Caldwell, OH 43724

Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care

713 Forest Avenue
Zanesville, OH 43701
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