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Obituary for Donald Ray Ates Sr.

Memorial services for Donald Ray Ates, Sr., will be at 10 AM, September 16, 2023 at Tioga Independent Baptist Church, Tioga, LA, with Pastor Chris Worth officiating.

Donald Ray Ates, Sr., 67, was born February 4, 1956 and entered eternal rest on August 18, 2023.

He loved being a truck driver, hunting, fishing, horseback riding and motorcycles. He loved his friends and family and was loved by many. He will be forever loved and missed.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Calvin Ates, Sr. and Lela Killen Ates; parents, Calvin Ates, Jr. and Virginia C. Thibodeaux; sister, Diane Bush and daughter in law, Destiny Ates.

Those left to cherish his memory are his fiancé , Teena Malone Waldron; sister, Odessa Walbeck (Ed), brother, James Ates (Lori), son, Donald Ates, Jr., daughter, Ina Ates; 2 grandchildren, 3 estranged daughters and a host of family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Tioga Independent Baptist Church in honor of Donald Ates, Sr.