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David Duain Bates dies at age 47

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David Duain Bates, age 47 of Reed City, passed away Monday, October 13, 2014 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

He was born November 26, 1966, in Valparaiso, Indiana, to Marvin and Beverly (Taylor) Bates, attended Chesterton High School, and graduated from Reed City High School in 1998. He was employed with Nabco Inc. from 1987 to 1998 before taking employment with Cadillac Casting Inc. where he had been employed until his passing. He loved motor cycles, hunting, and fishing.

He is survived by his girlfriend Betty Jo Hamilton, children David Bates Jr., Breann (Scott) Parsons, Nichole Bates, Tabitha Bates, and Lucas Bates, sister Ruth (Chris) Lawson, and brother Steve (Mary) Bates, and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Marvin and Beverly Bates.

Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 18, 2014, at the Pruitt-Livingston Funeral Home in Reed City, with Pastor Dane Whitcomb officiating.

Visitation with the family will be from 2:00 p.m. Saturday until time of services.

A memorial contribution may be made in his name to Gift of Life. Online obituary may be viewed and condolences offered at


Posted 10/17/2014