Paul Allen Bates, 98, Granby, died Dec. 15, 2012, at his home in Granby, following an illness.
Paul was born June 15, 1914, the son of James W. and Cordelia Perry Bates. He was involved in the automotive business; was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Ames, Iowa, and an avid gardener.
He is survived by his wife of 51 ½ years, Lourane of the home; six children, Bill A. Bates, Joplin, Arthur M. Bates, Granby, H. Rodney Bates, Granby, Cindy Ryan, Lower Lake, Calif., Paul D. Bates, Stella, Machelle Hines, Monett and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The body has been taken for cremation and a celebration of life for Paul will be held at a later date.
Memorial flowers may be sent to the family home at 18143 Jenny Lane, Granby.
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Granby.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.