Mr. Edward W. Bates “Micky” of Marshall, 81, passed away November 9, 2018 after a lengthy illness. He was born February 2, 1937 to Sybil Draiss Bates and Lew A. Bates Sr.
After High School Mr. Bates attended the University of Texas in Austin where he received his degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Mr. Bates was a lifelong member of the N.R.A. He loved shooting sports, collecting firearms, loading his own ammunition, and was a skilled long-range marksman.
Micky was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Lew A. Bates Jr. He is survived by his nephew, Michael L. Bates; niece, Sarah Bates Smith; and many friends and neighbors.
Mr. Bates’ wishes were cremation and there are no services scheduled at this time.