Mark Edward Bates, 61, of Freeport, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 at Harrison Community Hospital WVU.

He was born July 15, 1960, a son of Maxine DeWalt and the late Milton Bates. Mark is survived by his girlfriend Laura A. Case; children, Heidi (Tim) Davis, Lucas Bates, Dustin Bates, and Lee Thomas (Kourtney) Dombroski; brothers, John (Toni) Bates and Matthew (Stacie) Bates; grandchildren, Emily Davis, Landon Davis, Savanah Bates, Dakota Price, Baylee Kinkus, Lee (Bubby) Dombroski; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Mark’s wishes, there will be no visitation, and services will be private. The family is being assisted by Borkoski Funeral Home (555 East Market Street, Cadiz, Ohio). Offer online condolences to the family at