BATES, SR., William "Bill" Austin, age 79 of Nashville passed away November 3, 2019. Preceded in death by parents, Robert L. & Martha Bates; sons, William Austin "Nicky" Bates, Jr. and Christopher Kerry Bates, Sr.; 2 sisters; and mother-in-law, Laura "Nana" Garrett. Survived by son, Bryan (Jennie) Patrick Bates, Sr.; daughters, Jennifer Bates and Heather (Kevin) Grimes; 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Inurnment will be Friday, November 8th at 11:00 am at Middle TN State Veterans Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 9th at Hickory Bend Methodist Church, 605 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Nashville, TN 37214 at 5:00 pm.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, 615-758-5459, obituary line 615-758-8818, www.sellarsfuneralservices.com