Amos H. Bates, 81 of Sevierville, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Ercell Bates; brothers, James and Alvin Bates; children, Diana Sue Bates, Thomas H. Bates; and stepson, Mike Drake.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Bates; children, Judy Mills (Marion, Indiana), David Bates and wife Dana (Sevierville, Tennessee); stepchildren, Jane Drake (Albany, IN), Steve Drake and wife Carolyn (Marion, Indiana), Tonya Faig and husband Mike (Sevierville, Tennessee); sisters, Flossie Crader (Marion, Indiana), Ann Patton (St. Marys, Ohio), Marie Lovelady (Montpelier, Indiana); 8 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be a memorial service for friends and family in the Spring at both Smoky Mountain Christian Church in Sevierville, Tennessee and Park Lawn Cemetery in Amboy, Indiana at a later date. Cremation service provided by Atchley Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.atchley