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.
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.
Johnny & Tammie Butler
( Four Winds Family & Friends)
I’m so sorry for your loss. You’re in our prayers today. And please know, Jared will be missed by many.