James “Bud” Everett Bates, age 54, of North Branch died March 13, 2018 at United Hospice in Marlette with his loving children and grandchildren beside him.
James was born June 3, 1963 in Flint, Michigan to James and Sharon Bates.
He enjoyed working on computers, fishing, watching movies, and was known as a jack of all trades that could fix anything. Most of all James loved spending time with family and friends.
James is survived by his parents: James & Sharon Bates, girlfriend Wendy Fay, children: Nikki (Damon) Owens, Ryan (Ashlyn) Bates, Brad Bates, siblings: Kim (Frank) Wheaton, Pam Bates, Joel Bates, grandchildren: Charity, Harmony, Jayden, and good friend Steve Tracy.
Cremation has taken place, and memorial contributions in memory of James can be made to the United Hospice Residence in Marlette. Arrangements entrusted to Jansen Family Funeral Home - Columbiaville. Share condolences, memories, and pictures with the family online at www.jansenfuneralhome.com