Carl Grant Bates Sr, age 84 of Painesville Twp., died on May 19, 2020 at David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born on July 3, 1935 in Syracuse, NY to the late Floyd and Mildred Bates. Carl was a U.S. Navy Veteran and served in Korea during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Xerox until his retirement in 2003 after 20 years. Carl is survived by his son, Carl G. Bates, Jr.; grandchildren, Brittany and Joel; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Erdyne Bates; and siblings, Bob, Margie, Eloise, Barbara and George.