Centralia High School Class of 68, Centralia, Illinois, Class of 1968 Reunion Information, Classmates, 1968 the Year


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Glenn Bates
Classmate:  Glenn Bates

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Glenn Ray Bates “Shorty”, 65, of Centralia, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at his home. He was born November 9, 1950, the son of Flozell and Helena (Taylor) Bates. He married Vickie Randalls on August 12, 1976 in Centralia and she survives.
Other survivors include his children Courtney Pillot and husband Bobby of Pontiac, Michigan, Armilla Bates of Pontiac, Michigan, Vett Bates, Jarid Moore, and Bryce Westbrook all of Centralia; father Flozell and wife Glenda; brother Garland Johnson and wife Barbara of Walnut Hill; sisters Rowena Patrick, Irene Young and husband Rev. John, and Lisa Jones and husband Vernon all of Centralia, 19 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Bates was preceded in death by his mother Helena.
Glenn was owner and operator of Shorty’s Lounge. He was avid card and poolplayer. He was Jaguar enthusiast for many years. He was a veteran of the US Airforce and served during the Vietnam War.
Services were held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Isaac D. Parker officiating. Interment followed at Elmwood Cemetery where military rites will be held by the Centralia VFW Post 2055 and American Legion Post 446.

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