Thomas P. Bates, 73, Gas City, passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at Marion General Hospital. He was born in Monticello, Kentucky, on Wednesday, June 30, 1948, to Jim and Daisy (Melton) Bates. On March 30, 1987, he married Sherida L. Brown, and she survives.

Thomas attended high school in Wayne Co. Kentucky and worked at General Motors for 37 years. He was a member and past Master of the Masonic Lodge of Converse Lodge #601. He attended Friendship Baptist Church and he played guitar for many years with One Way Heaven Bound.

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