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Alan Jeffery Bates

May 14, 1960 March 9, 2019
Alan Jeffery Bates
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Obituary for Alan Jeffery Bates

Alan J. Bates, 58, of Pensacola, Fl passed away on March 9, 2019. Alan was born May 14, 1960, in Patuxent River, Maryland. He was the son of retired Navy Commander, Walter F. Bates and Nellie Mae Floyd Bates. The third child of 6 children, Alan was a quiet and gentle soul always ready to lend a hand. Alan graduated from Plattsmouth High School in 1979 in Nebraska. He was a member of the wrestling team in high school. He won the Florida State Invitational Wrestling Tournament when we moved down late summer 79. Among the many talents and hobbies Alan had such as fishing, whitewater rafting, scuba diving, riding his Harley, I would say his love of hotrods was on the top of his list. He loved to work on and rebuild hot rods. He joined the Army in 1985 and worked on helicopters and was a crew chief on a UH-1. After the Army he worked in construction and landscaping, he received an associate degree in landscape and horticulture management from Pensacola State College in 2011. He could always make you laugh and smile, never said a cruel word against anyone. If you were lucky enough to receive his friendship, you had a friend for life.
He is survived by his sisters, Barbara L. Bates and Audrey L Bates Rorabacher; brothers, James F. Bates, Joseph F. Bates and Brian S. Bates; niece, Carly I. Rorabacher; nephews, Joshua J. Bates, Michael J. Bates, Brandon Rorabacher and Logan Mulick; sister-in-law, Amy Bates and brother-in-law, Scott Rorabacher.
Visitation will be Monday, March 18, 2019 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home South from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. with Evangelist Jimmy Lane to officiate. Interment will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery.
FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME SOUTH, 100 Beverly Pkwy, is entrusted with the arrangements. You may express your condolences online at www.fcfhs.com


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Visitation

Monday

18

Mar

5:00 PM 3/18/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/18/2019 7:00:00 PM
Faith Chapel South

100 Beverly Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32505

Faith Chapel South
100 Beverly Parkway Pensacola 32505 FL
United States

Service

Tuesday

19

Mar

10:30 AM 3/19/2019 10:30:00 AM
Faith Chapel South

100 Beverly Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32505

Faith Chapel South
100 Beverly Parkway Pensacola 32505 FL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Barrancas National Cemetery Final Resting Place

1 Cemetery Road
Pensacola, FL 32508

1 Cemetery Road Pensacola 32508 FL
United States
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