Robert O. "Bob" Bates

Born on June 12, 1924

Departed on May 27, 2013 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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BATES, Robert O. "Bob", May 27, 2013, age 88 of Goodlettsville. Preceded in death by his first wife, Eva Vetetoe Bates; son, Steve Bates; four brothers and three sisters. Survived by his wife, Billie Jean Parker Bates; son, Gary (Joan) Bates; daughters, Cheryl (Richard) Smith; Angela (Jim) Holloway; step-children, Bob Parker, Amy Shonting; ten grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter. Mr. Bates served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was retired from Neuhoff Packing and Purolator Courier, and was a member of Madison Creek Baptist Church. Visitation will be at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville Wednesday from 2-8 pm, and Thursday from 12 Noon until service time at 2pm, with Larry Eckman, officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

7 Comments to Robert O. "Bob" Bates

  1. Barry Wells
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    Angie, I see your smile in the picture of your dad. Cherish the time you had with your dad. Sorry I could not attend the service. – Barry

  2. Anna & David Nettles
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    You all have our deepest sympathies and prayers.

  3. David Dillard
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    Aunt Billie,
    I am sorry about Bob’s passing. I know he was a blessing to you. I am sorry I cannot attend the services.

  4. William & Dena Smith
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    Rest in peace with God and all your love ones that have been waiting.

  5. Donna Clark Thomas
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    Cheryl, Gary and Angie. I know your hearts are breaking and that you will miss your sweet Daddy. You are all in my prayers.

  6. David and Renee Dillard
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    We are so very sorry for your grief. You have our deepest sympathies. With Love, David and Renee’

  7. Ricky Hallum
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    With Love Rick

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