Ronald Wayne Bates, a resident of Dothan, Alabama died Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Southeast Health. He was 67.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2PM, Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Bethel Baptist Church With Dr. Ricky Plummer, Dr. Gregory George and Dr. Jeff Ross officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 3257 E. Cottonwood Rd. Dothan, Alabama 36301 or Antique Automobile Club of America, 800 W. Hershey Park Dr. Hershey, Pa 17033
Wayne was born to the late Raymond and Leila Barrow Bates in Birmingham, Alabama on June 21, 1954. He was an Eagle Scout. Wayne was a career paint and body specialist who later in life enjoyed restoring historic cars to the extent that he established his own historic car museum. Wayne was a member of several car clubs. His most enjoyment was Chauffeuring wedding couples in his Rolls Royce. He was somewhat of a celebrity as he and his wife were featured in the American Pickers episode of “Alabama Rolls”. Wayne loved the Lord as his personal Savior and was a youth director for several years at Gulf Beach Baptist Church in Panama City, Florida as well as a deacon. Last but certainly not least was his faithful marriage of 42 years to the love of his life Mrs. Linda Mofield Bates. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife; two brothers, Allen Bates and Randy Bates (Rose); one sister, Cheryl Christian and several nieces and nephews
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