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Randy E. Bates, Sr.

January 2, 1948 ~ January 21, 2022 (age 74)


Randy E. Bates, Sr., age 74, of Moreland, Kentucky, passed away Friday, January 21, 2022, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, Kentucky.  Born Friday, January 2, 1948, in Springfield, Ohio, he was the son of the late Howard & Ann Florence Miller Bates.  Randy worked as a Foundry Sales Representative, for many companies, throughout his career.  He was a member of Covenant Church of the Nazarene in Danville, was a member of The American Radio Relay League (ARRL), was an avid golfer, enjoyed woodworking, and loved to travel.

Randy leaves behind his wife, Carla Wilburn Bates of Moreland; three sons, Randy Bates Jr. of Lancaster, and Kelly Bates and Jeff Bates both of Nicholasville, Kentucky; five grandchildren, Trevor Bates, Kaitlyn Bates, Madison Bates, Hannah Bates, and Elizabeth Bates; two great-grandchildren, Kylo Kane Bates and Kyson Bates; four brothers, Ritchie Bates of Hustonville, Kentucky, Robbie Bates (Annette) of Danville, Ronnie Bates (Sue) of Danville, and Tommy Bates (Sonya) of Athens, Ohio; one sister, Debbie Wulf (John) of South Carolina; and several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members and friends who mourn his passing.

In addition to his parents, Randy was preceded in death by two brothers, Rick Bates and Rodney Bates.

Cremation Rites have been honored.  A Public Visitation will be held 2-4PM Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at Covenant Church of the Nazarene, 600 Baughman Avenue, Danville, KY 40422. 

A Public Memorial Service will begin at 4:00PM Wednesday at the church.  Pastor Rich May will officiate the service.  The Memorial Service will be live streamed on Covenant Church of the Nazarene & Fox & Friend Funeral Home’s Facebook pages.

PLEASE NOTE:  The family requests that all who attend the Visitation and Memorial Service for Randy to please wear a mask or face covering.

A Private Burial will take place, at a later date, at Brown & Wilburn Cemetery in Greenup County, Kentucky.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are strongly suggested to Heritage Hospice, PO Box 1213, Danville, KY 40423.

The family would like to thank Dr. Chatham, and all the employees from Heritage Hospice, and the 3rd Floor at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center for their excellent care of Randy during his illness. 

Fox & Friend Funeral Home, Stanford, Kentucky, is entrusted with Randy’s arrangements.  Guest Book at www.friendfuneralhomes.com.

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January 26, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Covenant Church of the Nazarene
600 Baughman Avenue
Danville, KY 40422

Memorial Service
January 26, 2022

4:00 PM
Covenant Church of the Nazarene
600 Baughman Avenue
Danville, KY 40422

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