JohnPaul Bartley Bates, 35, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. He was an explorer and an adventurer. He was an employee at Erlanger Hospital and previously at CHI Memorial Hospital in Hixson for 10 years. He was a huge animal lover and was very much in love with Amy, his wife; he was also a member of Sale Creek Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his mother, Billye Flint Bates.
Survivors include his loving wife, Amy Nicole Porter, father, John (Kay) L. Bates, brother, Jim (Angie) Bates of Hawthorne, CA, and sisters, Michelle Lawres of Chattanooga, Amy (J.P.) Ray of Sale Creek, and Angela Wade of Chattanooga. He is also survived by his nephews and nieces, Taylor Ray, Patrick Wade, Ashley Ray and Sydney Bates.
The family will receive friends and loved ones from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the funeral home. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Condolences and memories can be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.
Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.