Kenneth Allen Bates, 79, of Greenup, Kentucky, formerly of Warren, Michigan went to be with the Lord, Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky surrounded by his loving wife, family and close friends.
Ken was born July 23, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan a son of the late Charles Henry and Isabelle Scott Bates.
He was a former kicker at Eastern Michigan University and was a former district manager at Coca-Cola USA in Detroit, Michigan. He was a member of Little Sandy Baptist Church in Greenup and was a United States Marine Corp Veteran.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by
two brothers Carl J. Bates and William Charles Bates
one step son William Mark Kincaid
He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years Mildred Hendrickson Kincaid Bates
Allison (Randy) Dutton of Madison Heights, Michigan
Jocelyn (Bud) Ayers of Warren, Michigan
Janet Bates of Oak Park, Michigan
two nephews and many other close family and friends who loved him dearly.
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 pm, Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup by Bro. Wayne Stephenson and Pastor Tim Wright.
There will be a one hour visitation before the service on Saturday at the funeral home.