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Joe Paul Bates

August 27, 1949 May 3, 2016
Joe Paul Bates
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Joseph “Joe” Paul Bates, age 66, of Grantsburg, IL passed away May 3, 2016 at the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in Carbondale, IL.
He was born August 27, 1949 to the late Wayne Edward and Mary Lucille (Elam) Bates in Pope County, Illinois where he loved it and never left. Joe loved spending time with his significant other, Joyce, wildcrafting and the outdoors. He enjoyed joking with others and never met a stranger.
Joe is survived by his significant other, Joyce Dove of Grantsburg, IL; two sons, Danny Joe Bates of Carrier Mills, IL, Wayne Lee Bates, Sr. of Pope County, IL; one daughter, Melissa Ann Bates of Metropolis, IL; three brothers, Hartley Bates, Allen Bates, Lyndal Bates; two sisters, Virginia Dale, Floy Swinford; five grandchildren, Joseph Ray Boney, Wayne Lee Bates, Jr., Blake Addison Choate, Shonna Le'Ann Bates, Rachel Chyanne Nichol Boney; one great grandchild, Paisley Leighann Bates; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Buster Bates, Jackie Bates.
Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville, IL. The service will be conducted by Rev. Hillis Jones. Burial will follow at Waltersburg Cemetery in Golconda, IL. Visitation will be from 6-9 pm on Friday May 6, 2016 at the funeral home.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to help with funeral expenses at: Aly Funeral Home, P.O. Box 69, Eddyville, IL, 62928.

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