Joe Dan Bates, 47, of Alton, Mo., was born April 3, 1961, in Alton, and died Feb. 8, 2009, at this home.
He is survived by: his father, Boyd Bates, of Alton; one daughter, Savanah Bates of Fayetteville, Ark.; three sisters, Patsy Redburn, Melinda Bates and Rhonda Sanders; four brothers, Carson Bates, Jimmy Bates, Kevin Bates and Phillip Bates; 15 foster siblings; numerous uncles; aunts; nieces; and nephews; and a host of other friends and relatives.
He was preceded in death by: his mother, Minnie (Smith) Bates; and one sister, Linda Kay Bates.
Services were held Feb. 10 at the Clary Funeral Home in Alton, with Bro. Casey officiating. Interment followed in the Bailey Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Clary Funeral Home of Alton, Mo.
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