JIMMY MICHAEL BATES, 72, died Nov. 2, 2016. He was known for his love of motorcycles, cars, and the outdoors, being a hard worker, and his corny jokes. He was a great father and husband. He was predeceased by his mother and father and sister.

Surviving are wife of 33 years April Ann Bates; children Charlotte ( John) Burgin, David (Tonya) Bates, Charity (Sherman) Frierson, Esther Holman; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters Sandra Snider, Peggy Robarchek.

Milam Funeral and Cremation Services, Newberry, Fla., directed.