Larry Ray Bates, 63, of Martinsville, VA passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022, at his home. He was born July 15, 1958, in Pittsylvania County, VA to Nancy Hazel Parker Bates and the late Hubert Junior Bates.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Debbie Bates; daughter, Britaney Fife; son, Colin Walker (Katie); grandsons, Asher Fife and Graham Walker; sister, Barbara Mays (Ricky); brothers, Kenneth Bates (Lynda) and Michael Bates (Joy); and lots of special friends.
Larry worked as Maintenance Manager at a recycling facility. He loved his work and he loved to fish.
The visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville Chapel. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Roselawn Burial Park with Minister Lee Ashley officiating.
Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, VA is serving the Bates family. Online condolences may be made at norrisfuneral.com.