July 4, 1923 - February 11, 2018
Billy Thomas Bates, born July 4, 1923, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2018. Bill served as a 2nd. Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps during WWII piloting a P51 Mustang. He worked for the Texas Pacific then Missouri Pacific Railroad, retiring as an executive for the Southwest Freight Bureau. Golfing and fishing were his favorite pastimes. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 72 years, Jerryline Ford Bates; his children, Patricia Jordan, Janice Freiheit and Bob Bates; three grandchildren, Joanna Jordan, Stephanie Jordan and Alexander Freiheit; three great grandchildren, Daniel, John and a sweet baby girl arriving in August.
Funeral services will be held in the North Mausoleum Chapel at Calvary Hill Memorial Park on
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm.
Donations may be made, if desired, to the Alzheimer’s Association
Arrangements are under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238
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