Roger Dale Bates


The memorial service for Roger Dale Bates, 60, of Athens, will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at his home at 403 Bullington Road, Athens, AL 35611.
Mr. Bates passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 29, 1958, in Limestone County, Alabama, to O'Neal Bates and Gladys Eubanks Bates.
Roger loved outdoor sports of all kinds, golfing, baseball (he played semi-pro in Australia, and he had a special passion for fishing. Roger loved his parents and was their caregiver until their deaths. He was a wonderful brother and friend to all.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Bates is survived by one brother, David E. Bates, and his wife, Diane; one sister, Vikki B. Jones, and her husband, David.
Published on December 21, 2018
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