Michael “Mike” Bates
American, Obituaries 2004
Dolores Bishop, Cemeteries of Texas Aug 06 2004
used by permission of the Odessa American Newspaper
© 1999-2004 Odessa American. All rights reserved.
ODESSA — Robert Michael “Mike” Bates was killed in a motorcycle
accident Wednesday, Aug. 4, in Odessa. Mike was born June 4, 1959 in
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; several aunts; an uncle;
his sister, Debbie Hefner; and stepfather, Joseph R. Mathers.
Mike is survived by his wife, Joni Bates; daughter, Tisha Bates; and
father, Frank Bates, all of Odessa; and mother, Glenda Mathers of Robert
Lee; Debbie’s husband, Bill Hefner; nephews, Jason Hefner and wife
Sarita of Sweetwater and Jerod Hefner of Dallas; nieces, Belinda Hefner,
Brooke Hefner and Kelsee Hefner. He is also survived by his
father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alvie and Reba Adams; sisters-in-law,
Lana Howard and husband Lonnie and Kathy Nunley and husband Jimmy; and
niece, Stefanie Nunley, all of Odessa; and nephews, Jay Howard and wife
Jessica of Austin, Jason Nunley of Dallas and Tim Howard of Dallas; and
worlds of friends.
Mike was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at
Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel with Jeff Sweeten of Eisenhower Church
of Christ officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.