Obituary of Steven Lee Bates
Steven Lee Bates 61, passed away peacefully April 11th at home in Rockledge, Florida surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer.
Steve was born in 1958 in Adrian, Michigan where he was a graduate of Adrian High School in 1976.
He married Dawn in 1979 and they lived in Adrian until they moved to Florida in 2003. Steve was a skilled machinist who was known both professionally and personally for his expert ability to build and fix “anything”.
Steve’s true passion was his love for his family. He had a large family and lifelong friends who will remember him as kind, funny and easy-going.
He is survived by his wife Dawn; their son Craig (Amanda) of Titusville, FL; their daughter Tiffani (Tom) Rivenburg of Ocean, NJ; his four grandsons Aidan, Tommy, Jaxson & Nicky; and his mother Arlene (Chet) Force of Sun City Center, FL. He is also survived by his brothers Chuck (Michelle) of Adrian, MI; Tim (Toni) of Valpariso, IN, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews, and his lifelong friend Steve “Hobbit” Haggard.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Bates in 1989.
A memorial service will be planned for the summer of 2020 in Adrian, Michigan.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Steven Bates, please visit Tribute Store