Felix Bates was born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras on January 17, 1950. Dixon served God and ministered to many. He was a member of Grace Community Bible Church in Denham Springs, La. Upon immigrating to the United States he attended French Camp Academy in French Camp, MS. Felix served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Felix "El Frito Bandito" Bates was a Chief Warrant Officer 2, Aircraft Commander of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, Greyhound/Kennel Keeper 13. Felix then was a pilot for the TAN Airlines of Honduras, worked for Schwegmann Giant Supermarkets, and Century 21 Realty.
Funeral service is to be held on April 17, 2014 at New Jerusalem Praise & Worship Center 62340 Louisiana 1090 (Military Road) Pearl River, La 70452. Visitation: Family from 9:00am until 10:00am, friends from 10:00am until 11:00am, and the service beginning at 11:00am. Interment at 2:30pm at Biloxi National Cemetery 400 Veterans Ave. Biloxi, MS 39531.
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