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Robert Lee Bates

December 20, 1947 ~ January 3, 2022 (age 74)

Obituary

Robert Lee Bates, age 74, of Morristown, passed away Monday, January 3, 2022 at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wives, Ina Bates and Patricia Bates; parents, Claude and Ella Mae Bates; brothers, Archie Bates and George Bates; and sister, Gracie Mae Osbourne. He is survived by his brothers, Claude (Linda) Bates and J.D. Bates; sisters, Ruby Dunn and Rosemary Swaney; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, January 6th at Westside Chapel Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Lonnie Swiney officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, January 7th at Highland Cemetery in Rogersville for graveside services. Arrangements by Westside Chapel Funeral Home in Morristown.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 6, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Westside Chapel Funeral Home, Inc.
3521 W Andrew Johnson Hw
Morristown, TN 37814

Funeral Service
Thursday
January 6, 2022

7:00 PM
Westside Chapel Funeral Home, Inc.
3521 W Andrew Johnson Hw
Morristown, TN 37814

Graveside Service
Friday
January 7, 2022

1:00 PM
Highland Cemetery
East Main Street
Rogersville, TN 37857

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