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Jared Cleveland Wilson Bates

Jared Cleveland Wilson Bates age 34 of Lebanon passed away Saturday, May 15, 2021, in Nashville of an apparent massive heart attack after attending a Nashville Sounds game with his dad. Jared was born September 6, 1986, in Lebanon the son of David Earl Bates and Wanda McKee Bates.  He was a graduate of Watertown High School and Middle Tennessee State University.  He had recently completed training and passed exam to become a licensed auctioneer.  He loved sports, his many friends and the livestock business.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents:  Denver R. and Lois Ashe Bates and Alvin M. and Billie Crook McKee.

Jared is survived by his parents, David Earl (Sheryl) Bates, Wanda McKee Bates; sister, Sherie` Bates; numerous beloved aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 2 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Russ Stephens and Brian Bates officiating.  Interment – Bethlehem Cemetery at Tuckers Cross Roads, Lebanon, TN.  Master Pallbearers: Charlie Bryan and Sheriff Robert Bryan;  Active Pallbearers:  Josh Bryan, Cody Bryan, Austin Bryan, Richie Bilbrey, Trey Brim, Bart Cherry, B.J. Comstock, Brent Lineberry, Dustin McKinney, Jack Simms, Troy Smith, Josh Vinson; Honorary Pallbearers:  Mollie and Bobby McEachern. Visitation Wednesday 4-8 p.m. and Thursday 12 Noon – 2 p.m.

The family requests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Bethlehem Cemetery Fund, 5247 Big Springs Rd, Lebanon, TN 37090.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME, in charge of arrangements.

Messages for the Family

  1. Sandra Plumlee says:
    David Earl, we went to school together. I was Sandra Bates. I am so very sorry to hear of your son’s death. Prayers for you and your family.
  2. Jackie Rukes Ward says:
    I am so sorry for your loss! I loved Jared! He was and always will be one of my favorite students! Prayers for comfort and peace!
  3. Herman r heston sr says:
    he was a very nice son. like his dad & sister. they are a great family. we know very much how y’all feel! God bless y’all.
  4. Anne Tomlinson says:
    I can’t imagine your pain! Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you.
  5. Patrick stoecker says:
    My goodness what a loss. Jared was such a positive person and a true gentleman. He played basketball for me in the mid 90s and was just so happy to be on the team. I loved when Jared scored! He was so happy and proud. I will pray for Jared and his family. Rest In Peace kind Jared!
  6. Eric Childress says:
    Sorry for your loss. prayers…
    • Kim leftrick says:
      I am sorry hear about your son my pray goes to your family . I am so sorry for your loss.
    • Kim leftrick says:
      I am sorry hear about your son my pray goes to your family . I am so sorry for your loss.
  7. Danny and Mary Jane Turnbull says:
    A gentle giant with the deepest most memorable voice. So many memories of Jared growing up with Heather at TXR. He was an amazing young man. In the few short years he had on this Earth he touched many hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  8. Brenda Williams says:
    Much love and prayers being sent your families way too much love y’all
  9. Steve Brown says:
    So very, very sorry.
  10. Brody Kane says:
    I am so sorry! What a tremendous loss. We are praying for you.
  11. Lynne Ritter says:
    I am so very, very saddened to learn of Jared’s passing. I can’t imagine the devastation that you feel.
    Jared was one of my all-time favorite students at TXR.. I will always remember when he would break out into his “auctioneer mode” and auction off a pencil or book! Kindness was his trademark, and he was so well loved by all.
    My deepest condolences go out to Wanda, and all of the family and Jared’s many friends. Lifting prayers for comfort and peace.
  12. Alex Anasky says:
    Jared was a great person. He taught me a lot about cattle sales and helped numerous times with culling and answering so many yankee questions. Our family will miss his smile and chuckle for sure.
  13. Miles and Katie Dillon says:
    So sorry for your loss, many prayers for you, family, and friends. Jared was a wonderful, kind, genuine man. He will be greatly missed.
  14. Ashley Bremer says:
    Praying and thinking of your family❤️
  15. Tammie Butler says:
    Love & Prayers in the days ahead! We will forever cherish our memories with Jared.
    Johnny & Tammie Butler
    ( Four Winds Family & Friends)
  16. Justin green says:
    Praying for you in this difficult time-In our thoughts !
  17. We are very,very sorry to learn of Jared’s passing.He was always so kind and such a respectable gentleman.He helped so many farmers in the cattle business and will be greatly missed.Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to the Bates and Mckee families.
  18. Sonja Robinson says:
    I am truly so sorry for your loss, please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers asking for God to give you strength and comfort in this difficult time.
    • Yvonne Sanford says:
      David Earl so very sorry for your loss. Praying for you at this difficult time.
  19. Brenda Skeen says:
    I have no words to ease your pain just know I have you in my heart and prayers . Love to all the family God bless .
  20. Connie Ford says:
    So very sorry for your families loss! Praying for you during this difficult time.
  21. Johnny & Lisa Carver says:
    So very sorry for your loss. Prayers that God will give you all peace and comfort.
  22. James Jordan says:
    We am so sorry to hear about Jared passing. Wanda we are praying for you and the entire family. Our deepest sympathy. James and Judy Jordan
  23. Kay Smith says:
    Wanda, so sorry to hear about your son. My heart just bleeds for you. I am not sure I will be able to come to the funeral home. I have been working since March. God bless and comfort you. My prayers are with you. Kay Smith
  24. Ruth Correll says:
    Jared was a very special young man. Never saw him without a smile that you new came from his soul. Will be remembering his family in our prayers.
  25. Joe & Anita Hodges says:
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  26. Susan Demonbreun says:
    David Earl, I am so very sorry for your loss. May God give you strength and peace during this time.
  27. Brittany McGlothlin Manis says:
    I went to high school with Jared. He was such a kind, sweet and thoughtful guy who will be greatly missed. David Earl, I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for you, his mom and the rest of your family in the difficult times ahead.
  28. Tony Cook says:
    I’m so sorry to hear of Jared’s passing. He was one of a kind! Always happy and fun to be around! He was loved by everyone! Praying for the grace of Jesus to cover Wanda and the family in the coming days, months and years.
  29. Alyson Tomlinson Atchley says:
    I am absolutely heartbroken to hear about the passing of your precious son. You are on my heart & in my prayers. I am sending you my love! May God comfort you as only He truly can.
  30. Carter Blankenship says:
    David, I can’t imagine your pain. Prayers for you my friend.
  31. Susan Alvis says:
    I met Jared a couple of years ago at my brother’s farm. We became fast friends, probably because Jared realized we didn’t know too many people since we’d just moved to the area. When Thanksgiving rolled around, Jared was the first one to text and wish us a Happy Thanksgiving. He was thoughtful and kind. And I’ll always remember that infectious smile.
    I’m so sorry for your loss. You’re in our prayers today. And please know, Jared will be missed by many.