Harry “Ed” E. Bates, 67, of Pleasant Plains, IL died at 9:30 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born May 6, 1944 in Springfield to Harry L. and Erma J. Edwards Bates. Harry married Sigma Sue Smithers on June 27, 1964.
His parents preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Sigma Bates of Peasant Plains, a daughter, Michelle Bates of Springfield; a son, Steve Bates of Pleasant Plains and three grandchildren, Tim Bates Logerquist, Stephenie Bates and Colton Bates.
Harry was a former Mason. He was a member of Plumbers and Steam Fitters Local 137 and enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time at his cabin. He also enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family and friends. He retired after 44 years from Local 137.
Visitation: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or American Cancer Society.