BEAVER CITY -- Randal D. Bates, 41, died Sunday (April 21, 2002) at a hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He had been a resident of Moscow, Tenn.
He was born April 2, 1961, to Verlyn and Ila (Burton) Bates at McCook. He graduated from Beaver City High School in 1979. He graduated from Doane College in 1983. Following college graduation he moved to Lincoln for three years before moving to Tennessee in 1986. He was a supervisor for the Technicolor Corporation.
He was a baptized member of the First Christian Church in Beaver City.
He was preceded in death by his father; and brother, Rodger.
Survivors include his mother, Ila Bates of Orleans; sister, Cherlye Bates of Kearney; and grandmother, Edna Gano of Beaver City.
Funeral services will be Saturday, 1:30 p.m., at the First Christian Church in Beaver City with the Rev. Clark Bates officiating. Inurnment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery at Beaver City.
Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City is in charge of arrangements.