William "Bill" E. Kates

November 18, 1952 ~ August 6, 1995 (age 42)


William E. "Bill" Bates, 42, of Evansville, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at Cypress Grove Rehabilitation Center in Newburgh after a long illness.

He was a musician and had played with the Black Jack 21 band.

Surviving are his parents, Dorothy and Clyde Bates of Evansville; a sister and brother-in-law who cared for him, Brenda and Harold Martin of Lafayette, Ind.; and a nephew.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tues­day at Boone Funeral Home — East Chapel,  5330 Washington Ave., the Rev. William Spears officiating, with burial in Park Lawn Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the funer­al home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


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