Darrel Royce Bates
March 7th 1935 – October 1st 2019
On Tuesday, October 1st 2019 - Darrel Royce Bates, loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, and Friend passed away peacefully at the age of 84. Darrel was born on March 7th, 1935 in Opal, Arkansas to Elmer and Argie and moved to Richmond, California when Darrel was 7. Upon graduating from Richmond High School, he joined the Army to serve his country and was honorably discharged after his service. He married the love of his life, Rebecca Marchio in June 1962, moved to Concord, and raised a wonderful family. Darrel worked as a Carpenter for 42 years and was an active member of the Local 152 Carpenter’s Union until his passing.
Darrel cherished spending time with his family and friends, enjoyed gambling on occasion, and loved being around classic cars. He was an amazing craftsman in all respects and loved passing the tools of the trade down to those willing to learn. More than anything, Darrel enjoyed the company of his many friends, loved helping with any project he could both small and large, and will be sorely missed in his local community.
Darrel is survived by his daughter Jennifer, son Timothy, son-In-Law Ron, granddaughter Isabella, brother Berl, and nephews Bobby and David. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday November 9th 2019, 11am at Ouimet Brothers Concord Funeral Chapel.