Shawn Bates PDF Print E-mail

It is with deepest sorrow we announce that Shawn Alan Bates,31, our most beloved son, brother, friend, father, and fiance, died suddenly on Thursday May 7, 2020 at his home.

Those who knew Shawn, even just a little, lost a shining light.

Shawn could build, repair, re-engineer, and improve anything, most of the time with parts only available in his immediate vicinity. This was a life-long pursuit, and many people here would be able to tell you, these projects weren't for him but were always for his friends and loved ones.

Shawn will be missed every day by fiance Kayleigh, daughter Victoria, his unborn son, mother and stepmother Maureen and Harriet Boozer-Bates, mother-in Law Vicky Gorick, brother John Andrew, sister-in-law Diana, other wonderful extended family and many many great friends.

We know Shawn is now with his father John Alan, his companion Rocky, and Grandparents.

He will always be loved here on Earth as well as in heaven.

We miss you so much son.

Condolences may be sent to the family by going to

The family will be having a celebration of his life on Monday, May 11, 2020 at 200 Alice Howell Lane Leesville SC 29108 from 2-4pm. The family would like for those attending to be mindful of the social distancing rules.

Tributes to Shawn's life can be made to the American Heart Association of South Carolina at



#18 Stacey Sharrow 2020-06-01 16:15
Moe and Harriett,
Please know that your pain is being felt all the way up to Vermont. I missed the services but would like to come down to see you when you are up to it. I love you Maureen. I'm so very, very sorry.
#17 Ruthie Boozer 2020-05-12 14:18
Maureen, Harriett and family, our sympathy to each of you. Maureen & Harriett, I can not imagine the pain you are feeling now with the loss of a child. Our hearts break for you. Please know the entire family is in our prayers.
Rudy & Ruthie Boozer
#16 Anthony Anderson 2020-05-11 12:55
Sorry for the loss, till we meet again my friend
#15 Marcia Lighthart 2020-05-10 22:11
My deepest sympathy to Shawn's family, fiance Kayleigh, Vicky,and all extended family. May God be with you and bring you peace during your hour of need.
#14 Tabitha Soderstrom 2020-05-10 21:33
Maureen and family,

So sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you!
#13 Charlotte Shull 2020-05-10 16:28
Our love and many prayers lifted for all of you at this time. We are so very sorry for your loss. May the Lord lift you and give you peace and understanding in the promise of eternal life! Love Charlotte and David
#12 Lydia Merchant 2020-05-10 16:07
Harriet, Maureen, and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Lydia & David Merchant
#11 Maria Millsaps 2020-05-10 08:49
So sorry for your loss. May the God of peace and love be with you and all of your family.
#10 teresa portwood 2020-05-10 07:59
I am sorry for such a loss.You will be in my prayers now and in the days ahead.Take care.
#9 Lynda & Kevin Curtis 2020-05-10 06:17
Maureen and family, we are so sad for your tragic loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
#8 Rosann F Lester 2020-05-09 19:02
I am so sorry to learn of your son’s passing! You will be in my prayers! God bless you all!
#7 Joette Pelliccia 2020-05-09 18:35
There are no words to describe the sorrow of Shawn being gone from this world so soon! I can only imagine that God must have special plans for him! May you find comfort in the love that Shawn brought and may that love hold you gently always.
Much Love, Joette
#6 Kenny Barnes 2020-05-09 18:31
Shawn you were certainly one of best hires I ever made. Such a pleasure to have as part of my team. Always smiling and always happy to jump on any task. You will be missed dearly. Rest easy brother! My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
#5 Charlene Pitts 2020-05-09 18:19
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this this time!
Charlene and Billy Pitts
#4 Gina Mays 2020-05-09 18:13
We are so, so sorry for your loss. May God’s peace comfort the family during this hard time. Our prayers are with you.
#3 Myrtie Mallach 2020-05-09 16:03
Maureen and Harriett, I am sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
#2 Catherine Boozer 2020-05-09 12:25
I am so, so sorry to learn of your great loss, It pains me to even try to imagine what you're going through. God must have needed someone to help Him make some repairs in heaven Please know that Ronald and I have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Most sincerely,
#1 Lisa K. Lever 2020-05-09 11:48
Maureen and Harriett,
I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lisa Killian Lever