Kenneth A. Bates


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

two daughters

Allison (Randy) Dutton of Madison Heights, Michigan

Jocelyn (Bud) Ayers of Warren, Michigan

one sister-in-law

Janet Bates of Oak Park, Michigan

six Grandchildren

two great-grandsons

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.

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