Marshall Bates

Branch of service U S Army Company B, 51st Military Police Battalion
Entered service
Died 10/30/2007

Mr. Marshall Bates
As originally published on Thursday, November 1, 2007


     Mr. Marshall "Red" Bates Jr., 81, of Jefferson and formerly of Furnace Mountain, Va., died at home on Tuesday, Oct. 30. He was the husband of Shirley J. Barnhouse Bates, of Jefferson.
     Born Sept. 10, 1926 in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Marshall M. Bates and the late Minerva F. Frye-Bates. He retired from C.S.X. Railroad on Jan. 6, 1989 after 44 years and eight month's service.
     He was a life member of the Furnace Mountain Presbyterian Church, where he served several three-year terms on the Board of Deacons. He also served on the Board of Trustees, was treasurer of the Church Cemetery, and was elected to a three-year term as an Elder in 2001.
     He was a veteran of World War II, serving with Company B, 51st Military Police Batallion at Okinawa and in Korea. He was one of the first to occupy Japanese-held Korea at the end of the War in 1945.
     He was a Past Master of Fervency Lodge #200 A.F. and A.M. Masons at Point of Rocks, Md. He served as worshipful master in 1969 and served as secretary from 1972 until 2007. He was a member of the 14th Degree Scottish Masons in Frederick, Md., a charter member of Rose Croix 18th Degree Scottish, Frederick, Md., and the 32nd Degree Chesapeake Conistory Scottish of Baltimore, Md. He was also a member of the Eastern Star Chapter #97, a member of the M. of W. Employee Local #993 of the A.F. of L. and C.I.O. and served several years as the vice president of Local #993 in Brunswick. He was also a member of the D.A.V. Commanders Club.
     Surviving in addition to his wife are one daughter, Virginia Dixon, and one son, Michael Bates; three grandchildren, David Dixon, Shannon Dixon, and Nicholle Bates; two great-grandchildren, Corey Darlington and Trevor Dixon; three brothers, Edward F. Bates and wife Marie, George B. Bates and wife Phyllis, and William Bates; sisters-in-law, Goldie Bates and Anna M. Bates; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Irma M. Bates-Herbst, and two brothers, Robert Bates and Tommy Bates.
     A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Furnace Mountain Presbyterian Church, 14188 Chapel Lane Leesburg, Va., 20176. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Furnace Mountain Presbyterian Church at the above address, or to the Point-of-Rocks Masonic Lodge. Arrangements by Resthaven Funeral Services, Skkot Cody P.A. in Frederick