Mr. Bobby Arthur Wates, age 78 of Winfield, on Riley Harp Road, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 19th 2015 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Mary Daskie Wates, brothers, Glen, Hurshell, Marshall, Ellis, and Earl Wates, and sisters, Rae Mail Adams, and Leah MAy Hilton. Mr. Wates is survived by his wife, Shirley Spiller Wates of Winfield, 2 daughters, Terri Shirley (Richard) of Winfield, and Sandra Gail Wates of Birmingham, a son, Gary Wates (Sherry) of Jasper, 10 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Exie Lee Henderson of Winfield and Frances Porter of Vernon, a brother, Billy Gene Wates of TN, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21 from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens. Bro. Bryan Spiller and Bro. Hollie Wayne Spiller will officiate. A visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. (service time) on Saturday at the funeral home. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Wates family.