74 of Bonner Springs, KS passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 surrounded by his family and loved ones. George was born in El Dorado, KS, but lived most of his life in Kansas City, Kansas and Bonner Springs. George graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1957. George is preceded in death by his Father, George Wilbur and Mother, Julia Lee Bates. He is survived by his sons John D. Bates (Dana), George Ronald Bates Jr (Sharon), daughters Vicki L. Kayhill (Willie), Kathy J. Bates, Mary Ann Scruggs (Bryan), and Jasmine L. Bates, eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. George also leaves behind Cynthia Marie Bates. Visitation will be from 11am-1pm, Monday, September 9th at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home in Bonner Springs. A graveside service will follow the visitation at 1 pm at the Bonner Springs Cemetery. A special thank you to the staff at Select Specialty Care of Kansas City Kansas for their loving care and support of our father. The family would also like to thank the Alden- Harrington Funeral Home (913)422- 4074 George was not a member in the mortuary fund.