About Us

Our History

For more than 50 years and three generations, our family has prided ourselves in serving our community in a professional, caring manner. We are a 3rd Generation Family Owned Funeral Home that is proud to serve De Kalb and surrounding communities, as well as other cities in and around Bowie County. We always offer our clients and their loved ones a sensitive, calming experience, where everything is taken care of for them. We not only listen carefully to the wishes and requirements of our clients, but will offer you our compassion and support in these difficult emotional times.

Bates Family Funeral Home is a proud recipient of the 2012, 2013 & 2014 Pursuit of Excellence Award Pursuit of Excellence is the premiere recognition program for funeral service, setting standards of excellence that motivate funeral home staff, inspire innovation and sustain consumer confidence in the funeral profession. NFDA's Pursuit of Excellence program recognizes funeral homes that are committed to providing outstanding service to families and communities they serve and are dedicated to achieving the highest professional and ethical standards.