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“I was sad to hear just today that Mr. Bates had passed. I enjoyed caring for him during his stay in the ICU and Stepdown. Please know my thoughts and...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Amanda Salisbury - Cary, NC

“Tony Tonya and Families We are so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. We have such pleasant memories of your entire family when we were...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Mina Stoneking - Belpre, OH

“So sorry to hear that Tom has passed. I worked with him for some time at DuPont. Enjoyed that time because he was so very laid back. Didn't let...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Rose Duckworth - Parkersburg, WV

“Tony, Tonya and all...... I was sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was a wonderful man. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Sharon McClead - Vincent, OH

“So sorry to hear the passing of your loved one by such tragic illnesses. My prayers are with you. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Carol Ice-Fote - Brunswick, OH

June 5, 1947 – February 4, 2013

GARNER: Thomas "Tom" Richard Bates, age 65, passed away Monday, February 4, 2013.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Brooks Avenue Church of Christ in Raleigh.
He was a native of Zanesville, Ohio and retired from DuPont Chemical Company. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Phyllis Sparks Bates.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Sparks Bates; son and daughter-in-law David Anthony "Tony" Bates and Heather Bates of Nashville, TN; daughter and son-in-law, Tonya Bates Nelson and Paul Nelson of Clayton, NC; four grandchildren, Grace Bates, Amber Nelson, Luke Nelson, and Ruby Sue Bates; and two brothers, Ron Bates and Gary Bates.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Thursday, February 7, 2013 prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to: Eastern European Missions Fund, Brooks Avenue Church of Christ, 700 Brooks Ave., Raleigh, NC 27607.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at
Arrangements are by McLaurin at Pinecrest Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations.