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Terrance Michael Bates

July 29, 1945 — June 9, 2024


Terrance Michael Bates


Terrance Michael Bates, known affectionately as Terry, gracefully concluded his journey on June 9, 2024, in Auburn, CA. He was born in Illinois on July 29, 1945. Terry leaves behind a legacy defined by kindness, a spirit, and an unwavering devotion to serving others.

Having dedicated an impressive 45 years of his life to the Ministry, Terry impacted the lives of countless individuals through his unwavering faith and compassion. His service extended beyond the church walls, touching hearts and souls wherever he went. Terry's wisdom and guidance were a source of comfort to many during challenging times.

A veteran who selflessly served in the United States Army for 3 years during the Vietnam War, Terry exemplified courage and dedication in every aspect of his life. His commitment to both his country and his community exemplified his values and dedication to making the world a better place.

Those who had the privilege of knowing Terry will remember him for his genuine smile, infectious sense of humor, and remarkable ability to make everyone feel welcomed and appreciated. He cherished moments spent with loved ones, especially during festive seasons when joy and laughter filled the air.

Terry was a beloved brother, uncle, and friend. He is survived by Beverly Boswell (sister), Simone Davis, Rene Brown, Delfin Britton (nieces), and a host of friends who held a special place in his heart.

In embracing his final rest after battling complications of Parkinson's Disease with grace and courage befitting his character, Terry leaves behind a void that can never be filled. However, his memory will continue to inspire all whose lives he touched.

As we bid farewell to this remarkable soul whose light will forever shine bright in our hearts, let us celebrate the life of Terrance Michael Bates - a man whose legacy of love and service will live on eternally. May he find peace in the embrace of eternity.

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Upcoming Services

Final Committal and Military Honors

Monday, July 29, 2024

9:30 - 10:00 am (Pacific time)

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery

5810 Midway Road, Dixon, CA 95620

Please arrive by 9:00 to join the procession to the pavillion where the service will take place.

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Celebration of Life & Reception

Monday, July 29, 2024

12:00 - 3:00 pm (Pacific time)

Heritage Oaks Memorial Chapel

6920 Destiny Dr,, Rocklin, CA 95677

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