Randy Allen Bates, age 49, of Lowell, unexpectedly joined his Lord and Savior from the peace of his home Sunday, December 13, 2015.
He was preceded in death by his mother Penny Armstrong, father Randolph Bates, brother Bob Ginter, and step-son Thomas Jahnke II.
He is survived by the love of his life and fiancé, Bonnie Jahnke; children, J.D. Bates and Greg (Dawn) McQueen; step-father, Ed Armstrong; siblings, James (Donna) Perdaris, and Brenda (Donel) Buckowing; step-sister Kim Armstrong; step-brothers, Kyle, Karl, and Kelly Armstrong; niece and nephews, Douglas and Samantha Winglar, Corey (Lisa) and Scott Perdaris; grandnieces and grandnephews, Alexis, Douglas Jr, Abygail, Parker, and Zailee; grandchildren, Elizabeth Bates, Grady and Payton McQueen; step-children, Robert, Kevin, Kayleigh, and Zachary Jahnke; step-grandchildren, Kaytlynn, Ayvah, and Thomas Jahnke III.
Randy was a fun, loving, and caring person with a heart of gold. He could always light up your face with a smile. He enjoyed being outside, working on cars, going fishing, and spending time with his family and loved ones. Although Randy was a family man, he would do anything for just about anyone he knew.