Mr. Willie Ray Bates, Jr. was born October 6, 1950 in Prosperity, South Carolina to the late Willie Ray Bates and the late Estella Ruff Bates. He passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Prisma Health Richland Hospital.
Mr. Bates was employed with Tom Brigman Contractors. He attended Newberry County Public Schools.
Mr. Bates was predeceased by siblings Emma Bates, Tina Bates, Bessie Boyd, Lee Norris; uncle, Sidney Bates, and mother-in-law,...
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