North Augusta, SC…… Mr. Weldon Michael Bates, Sr., 86, husband of the late Mildred Lunsford Bates, of Yaun Road, entered into rest on Monday, February 26, 2018 at his residence.
His funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, March 4, 2018 in the Rowland-Ford Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Jonathan Kilpatrick officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens.
Mr. Bates retired from Clearwater Finishing Plant after 39 years of service. He loved to go camping and fishing at the lake. He loved his dogs, especially his favorite, Bear very much.
Survivors include a son, Weldon Michael Bates, Jr.; one daughter, Cindy Bates Hett; two grandchildren, Candice Nicole Bates and Michael Bates, III; and five great grandchildren, Haley Bates, Hannah Bates, Lauren Bates, Jody Rockett and Philip Rockett.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 6:00 PM until 8:00PM.