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Obituaries: Robert G. "Bob" Bates


Robert G. "Bob" Bates
Robert G. "Bob" Bates, 91, of Apple Creek, formerly of Senecaville passed away Friday (December 27, 2013) at his son's home.

He was born March 19, 1922 in Batesville and was the son of the late Harley and Ellen (Warner) Bates.

Mr. Bates retired from NCR in 1987, he was a member of Church of Christ in Pisgah, a life member of Buffalo VFW #8040 and was a US Navy veteran of WWII.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Laura (Tolliver) Bates whom he married October 8, 1942 and passed away August 12, 2008; three sons, William, Roger and Richard; one sister Beulah.

He is survived by five sons, John (Pam) Bates of Senecaville, Larry (Cathy) Bates of Buffalo, Jim (Gina) Bates of Apple Creek, Chris (Tammy) Bates of Cambridge and Mark (Debbie) Bates of Cambridge; one daughter-in-law Joyce Bates of Buffalo; three brothers, Roger (Alberta) Bates of Winterset, James (Nancy) Bates of Wooster and Franklin Bates of Charleston, WV; thirty grandchildren; several great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Monday from 4-7 p.m. at Black-Epperson Funeral Home, Senecaville where services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday with Evan. Flavil Miller officiating.

Burial will be in Bates Hill Cemetery with services conducted by the Guernsey County Veterans Council.
4-7 p.m. Monday at Black-Epperson Funeral Home, Senecaville
11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home
Bates Hill Cemetery
Black Epperson Funeral Home - Senecaville

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