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David Wendell Scates

March 18, 1944 — May 1, 2024

McKenzie,TN

David Wendell Scates

Dateline: McKenzie, TN

Funeral Services for David Wendell Scates is Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church Trezevant. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday 11:00 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow at Union Academy Cemetery, McKenzie.

Mr. Scates, 80 years old, died Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at his residence. He was born in New Orleans, LA on March 18, 1944, to Fleetwood B. Sr. and Alma Louise Harrington Scates

He is a 1962 graduate of Trezevant High School and a U.S. Navy Veteran who served his country in the Vietnam War in the Seabees. He gave his life to Christ on August 4, 1954, and was baptized in Presley’s Lake. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Trezevant and served as the Sunday School Director for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Edna McCaig Scates, two daughters Teressia Tidwell (Doug) and Melanie Herndon (TJ), one sister Linda Faulkner, a brother Lester Scates and five grandchildren David Hensley (Krista), Melanie Tidwell King (Michael), Brooke Gullett, (Cody), Kilee Tidwell and Hunter “Drake” Herndon, five great grandchildren Ridgelynn Hensley, Hayden Wingo, Daniel King, Eli Gullett and Maycee Gullett and several nieces and nephews and cousins. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother Fleetwood B. Scates, Jr and an infant sibling.




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Visitation

Saturday, May 4, 2024

11:00am - 2:00 pm (Central time)

First Baptist Church Trezevant

60 Church St, Trezevant, TN 38258

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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 4, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

First Baptist Church Trezevant

60 Church St, Trezevant, TN 38258

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