Linda Laree Bates, 75, passed away peacefully June 9, 2014, with her family by her side.
Graveside service is 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at Woodland Park Cemetery, Mineral Wells.
Linda was born Aug. 20, 1938, in Mineral Wells to Virgil and Corene Fox. She graduated from Mineral Wells High School and worked for Chilton's Credit Bureau for 14 years, receiving many awards and gifts for outstanding work in the collection department. In 1973, she married Frank Bates and they were part owners in Simms Lumber Company in Mineral Wells and Weatherford for more than 25 years, working side by side until his retirement.
Linda is survived by a daughter, Pamela Corbett, of Waco; son, Bill Stout and wife, Linda, of Glen Rose; grandchildren, H.K. Simmon and wife, Julie, of Waco, Brooke W. McDuff and husband, Ronnie, of Waco, Jennifer Ann Mayo and husband, Kyle, of Weatherford, and Nicole Corene Stout of Powhatan, Va.; and great-grandchildren, Kealie Laree, Drayton, Peyton, Madeline and Brandt.
Linda was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. The most important things in her life were her God, family and mostly her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she literally adored.
She was preceded in death by her mother; her father; and husband of 32 years, Frank Bates.
The family asks that donations be made to a charity of your choice.
White's Mineral Wells Funeral Home