Thelma Julie Bates

August 17, 1969 ~ July 27, 2022 (age 52)


Thelma Julie Bates was born August 17, 1969, in Clinton, OK to James Allen Bates, Sr and Victoria Clawson Bates.  She passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at her home in Union City, OK at the age of 52.  Julie graduated from Kirtland Central High School in 1987.  She then went onto Bacone College where she played basketball and softball.  Julie worked various jobs over the years including Shoney’s, nursing, State Farm Insurance, Lucky Star Casino, C&A Tribal Daycare, and loved animals.  She loved cooking and doing beadwork as well as reading, swimming, and making jewelry.  Julie loved to shop and to dance.  She attended Life Church where she accepted Christ and was baptized. 


Survivors Include: 4 children, Jazmine Wolff and husband Jeffrey of Weatherford, OK, Joshua Bates of Yukon, OK, Jaycie Owings of Geary, OK and Jozsalyn Bates of Geary, OK, and her beloved grandchildren, her father James Allen Bates, Sr. of Union City, OK, and 2 siblings, James Allen “Sonny” Bates of Okemah, OK, Jandra Annette Bates of Abilene, TX, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.


Julie was preceded in death by her mother Victoria Clawson Bates, and brother John Arlen Bates.


All Night Wake:  Sunday, July 31, 2022, 7PM, C&A Community Building, Geary, OK,

Services: 10AM, Monday, August 1, 2022, C&A Community Building, Geary, OK

Officiating: Rev. Waylon Upchego 

Burial:  Concho Cemetery, Concho, OK services entrusted to Turner Funeral Home, Geary, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to the family at,, or you can find us on (Turner Funeral Homes).



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July 31, 2022

7:00 PM
C & A Community Hall
132 W Main St.
Geary, OK 73040

Funeral Service
August 1, 2022

10:00 AM
C & A Community Hall
132 W Main St.
Geary, OK 73040

Graveside Service
August 1, 2022

12:00 PM
200 Wolf Robe Circle
Concho, OK 73036

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