Monday 15th July 2024

David Wendell Scates


Mr. David Wendell Scates, 80, died Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at his residence.

He was born in New Orleans, LA Saturday, 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 Wednesday, 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; 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, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services for David Wendell Scates are 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.