VILLA RICA, Ga. -- Lynn H. Bates Sr., 62, formerly
of Fort Worth, passed away Monday, Dec. 20, 2004.
Funeral: Family will receive friends from 6 to 8
p.m. Wednesday at Martin & Hightower Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ga.
Following the visitation, the body will be cremated in accordance with the
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family asks that
memorial contributions be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive
Blvd., Ste. 1010, Rockville, Md. 20852.
Lynn H. Bates Sr. was born May 13, 1942, in
Leesburg, Fla., to Jewel White Bates and the late Luther Bates. He was an Army
veteran, stationed in Germany and worked as a product manager with Sprint
Communications. He was an avid golfer, a member of the Fairfield Country Club
and the men's golf association at Fairfield. When his son was a child, he
coached football and baseball. Later, he enjoyed his grandchildren, especially
taking them for rides in his Gator golf cart. Prior to moving to Carrollton,
while still in Fort Worth,he was a member of the Miller Golf Association.