We remember Bo
Sabine Cardinals honor junior Bo Bates
January 7, 2016
Junior Bo Bates was killed in an automobile accident, Sunday, Jan. 3. His memorial services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at the First Baptist Church in Liberty City on FM 1252. Visitation at the church is set for Jan. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m.. Brother Tim Coop will be officiating the service.
A vigil will be held Thursday on the baseball field at 6 p.m. The public is invited.
Those who would like to help with funeral expenses can donate to a GoFundMe account that has been set up or at any Austin Bank. Tuesday, the basketball team donated proceeds from its games to the Bates family, raising more than $2,300. West Rusk and Union Grove also donated the money from their Tuesday night gates to the family.
In Memory of Bo Bates
Who would have thought one young man could make such a difference?
Junior Bo Bates surpassed expectations as he made people’s lives better during his 17 years on earth. He would help anyone if he saw someone was in need, lend a hand to repair what was broken, welcome everyone with open arms, and share an infectious smile everywhere he went. He was always full of love and kindness, a great friend, and a great neighbor.
Just like anyone, he had his imperfections, but those where were drowned out by the kind, loving, good hearted, Jesus loving man he was.
We all love Bo Bates, and will remember and cherish his memory in our hearts. He will not be forgotten; he has made too big of an impact in our lives for this not to hurt.
We know you’re at peace in heaven with God now; we love you Bo Bates.
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.
Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’”
“Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.”