OBITUARY: Glenn Keith Bates


Glenn Keith Bates, loving husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend went to his heavenly home on Sunday, January 14, 2024, at the age of 58.

He is survived by his wife, Penny Luna Bates; mother, Phylus Redmon; brother, Steve Bates and wife Jennifer; and his cherished nieces and nephews, Bradley Bates and wife Tiffany, Courtney Ross and husband Caleb, Jakob Bates, Erin and Karlee Wakefield, and Ava and Noah Luna; and many extended family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Bates and mother-in-law, Thelma Luna.

Glenn was born December 1, 1965 in Lebanon, TN. He was a graduate of Mt. Juliet High School, and he received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Tennessee. Glenn was a math teacher for 25 years and treasured being a part of the lives of his students.

Glenn grew up in Baptist Churches and dedicated his life to the Lord at the early age of 9. He has attended Boonshill Cumberland Presbyterian Church for the last 20 years. Glenn enjoyed fishing, kayaking, traveling, and gardening. He was a lifelong UT Vols fan and loved going to basketball and football games. He found great joy in coaching Jr. Pro basketball and attending his nieces’ and nephews’ activities. Most of all he loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and spent his life serving Him.

Visitation will be Monday, January 22 beginning at 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM with the service following. Rev. Ronnie Stewart, uncle, will be officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to your local cancer charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, 615-758-5459, obituary line 615-758-8818,


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