Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Jesse T. Bates

Passed away on July 3, 2020

Jesse T. Bates, age 65. Late of Cedar Lake, In. Passed away on July 3, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved Husband of Denise Bates (nee Noel) for 47 years. Loving father of Christian (Michelle) Bates, Jennifer (Charlie) Dorrance, and Jessica Bates. Cherished grandfather of USMC PFC. Natalie Kirby, Alex Finck, Matt Bates, Madelyn Kirby, Allison Bates, Jordon Finck, and James Finck. Survived by his step-mother Mickie Bates. Fond uncle of many nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends. Jesse was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he retired as a machinist from Ford Motor Company after 30 years. Jesse was a genealogist, avid bowler, Chicago Cubs fan, loved music, and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. Visitation will take place on Sunday, July 5, 2020 from 1:00 p.m-8:00 p.m. at the Elmwood Funeral Chapel – Cedar Lake 9931 Lincoln Plaza Way (1/2 block south of 133rd Ave. across from the library at Lincoln Plaza Way.) Interment will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2020 at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. For more information 219-374-9300.

Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens
8178 Cline Ave.
Schererville, In. 46375

Visitation Location

Cedar Lake
9931 Lincoln Plaza Way
Cedar Lake, IN 46303
(219) 374-9300


Visitation Information

Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 1:00 pm until 8:00 pm

"This comes with great sadness. So sorry to hear about my cousin J.T."
- Shirley Dickson
July 3, 2020 4:07 pm

"Oh Denise, I'm so sorry! I know the pain you are going through. You are not alone! Thank God for your wonderful family and friends! Please call whenever you are ready: 512-229-6645. All my love. Your friend from way back."
- Pat Ashley
July 3, 2020 5:12 pm

"Denise, please accept my heart felt sorrow for your loss. I pray the Lord is with you through this trying time."
- Ellis Rice
July 3, 2020 6:13 pm

"So sorry for your loss. Much love and peace during this time. Love, Kim Z."
July 3, 2020 7:44 pm

"I was so shocked and saddened to see this. Jesse was a good friend since we were in grade school. A great baseball player and friend he will remain forever etched in my memory for his sense of humor and laugh. Our condolences to the entire Bates family. Our deepest sympathy Denise. "
- Keith Oliver
July 3, 2020 8:00 pm

"Will miss my cousin and what he had showed me when growing up what matters the most family i luv ya cuz and will miss you deeply"
- Carol correa
July 4, 2020 3:51 pm

July 5, 2020 11:05 am

"We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. "
- Bill & Kathy Wachter
July 6, 2020 9:19 am

"Denise, You and your family have my deepest and heartfelt condolences during such a difficult time. Take care"
- Brenda Johnson
July 6, 2020 11:03 am

Candles Lit
"JT I was just thinking about the things that would happen whenever y’all got to come down to Kentucky from Cedar Lake!! We had sooo much fun!! I miss those days!! Got bunches of Love n Prayers coming to you and you Wonderful Family!!! Love you Cuz!!!❤️❤️ RIP Jesse ❤️🙏🏻❤️"
- Terri n Olen Gay
July 3, 2020 5:31 pm

"Rest in peace. You will be missed. "
- David and Brandy Buckmaster
July 3, 2020 5:33 pm

"No more pain. RIP."
- Kim
July 3, 2020 7:43 pm

"To the family. May thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry for your loss. May Jesse R.I.P. "
- Verna Richardson
July 4, 2020 11:23 am

"I am so sorry, "
- martha comer
July 6, 2020 5:34 am