Billy Herbert Bates, 1933-2018

Billy Herbert Bates, 1933-2018

Bill H. Bates "Fuzzy," 84, born in Corry, Penn., April 29, 1933, passed away in his home on Jan. 28, 2018.

Bill served his country proudly from 1950-1953 in the U.S. Army. In the Korean War, he was a staff sergeant. He was also a tank driver.

Bill had 10 children, 30 grandchildren, and 39 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his youngest daughter, Lora Bates, and great-granddaughter, Claire Baker.

Services will be held at Bakersfield National Cemetery on a date to be announced.

To honor his service in the U.S. Army, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to his favorite charities, or Thank you.

Wood Family Funeral Service was entrusted with his care. For condolences please visit

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