John E. Bates, 56, of Yakima died Friday near Rimrock.

Mr. Bates was born in Burley, Idaho. He was a licensed practical nurse and worked with the state Department of Social and Health Services as a case manager for developmentally disabled patients. He was a Valley resident since 1969.

Survivors include his parents, Karl Bates and Dortha Jean Bates; and a brother, Joseph Bates, all of Yakima.

The funeral will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Valley Hills Funeral Home and Crematory, Yakima.