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Bob J. Bates

Bob J. Bates

Bob J. Bates, 76, of Tyler, Texas, passed away on February 5, 2014, after a brief illness.

A memorial service will be held at Plymouth Park Baptist Church in Irving, Texas, at 1:00p.m.on Thursday, February 13, 2014. Arrangements are with Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler.

Bob was born in Weatherford, Texas on October 10, 1937. He graduated from Wichita Falls High School in 1956 and continued on to receive a BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University.

Bob was married to Beverly Morris on August 28, 1959. They were married 54 years.

After graduating from Texas A&M University, Bob worked for American Liberty Oil in Dallas before moving to IBM, where he was a multiple recipient of One Hundred Percent Club awards, and Golden Circle Awards. Bob loved his church and loved singing in the choir at Plymouth Park Baptist Church in Irving, and at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler. He served as a Deacon at Plymouth Park, and volunteered with The Texas Baptist Men Association.

Bo is survived by wife Beverly, Brian and his wife Julia, of Boerne, Texas, and Barry and his wife, Melissa of Fort Collins, Colorado, and his brother, Don T. Bates of Joy, Texas. He had four grandchildren: Graham and Corinne Bates of Boerne, Texas and Andrew and Kathryn Bates, of Fort Collins, Colorado.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee and Bessie Alma Bates of Joy, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Texas Baptist Menís Association, www.texasbaptistmen.org or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org

Submitted: 2/08/2014


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