Celebration of life service for Robert F. Bates will be at West Lake Baptist Church at noon Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Bro. Ronnie Watson will officiate the service. Visitation will be at West Lake Baptist Church from 10 a.m. until noon. Interment will be at West Lake Cemetery.

Robert was born to Robert and Jonnie Bates (Bostic) on Aug. 13, 1946 in Crossett, Arkansas. He passed away on Aug. 26, 2015 in Doyline. He was a faithful member of West Lake Baptist Church. R

Robert often enjoyed spending his free time with family and friends and when he could you would find him outside fishing.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Brandy Bates. Robert is survived by his wife, Judy Bates; daughter, Brittany Bates; brother, Allen Bates; and a host of friends and extended family. He will be greatly missed by all.

In lieu of flowers, the family humbly asks that donations be made to help defray upcoming expenses.
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