Jacob Lloyd Bates, 16, of Orange, died Sunday, Sept. 18.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Dan Brack of Community Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City.

Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.

Born in Nederland, on Jan. 23, 1995, Jacob was the son of Kelly (Jacobs) and James W. Bates, Jr. He loved fishing and being silly with his friends, and he lived for baseball. He was a member of the Orangefield High Baseball team and he was also a “Who Dat”.

Preceded in death by his grandfather, Daniel Jacobs, Jacob is survived by his parents, Kelly Bates and Joe Stokey of Orange, James W. Bates, Jr. and Dolores of Lake Charles; grandparents, Gloria Jacobs of Orange, Sandra and Charles Russell of Lake Charles, and Jim Bates and Sandi of Tennessee; and brother, Jared Bates.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Ray Hebert, Ryan Hebert, Jonathan Hebert, Kevin Cloud, Dustin Selman, and Kurt Haggard. Honorary Pallbearers will be Garlan Winford, Joe Stokey, and Jared Bates.

Memorial contributions may be made to MADD Texas, 3910 S IH 35, Suite #225, Austin, TX 78704, or The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.