|Birth: ||Apr. 4, 1936|
|Death: ||Dec. 5, 2011|
John Albert Bateman Jr. (1936 - 2011)
John A. Bateman Jr., 75, passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at his home. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday in Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole. Memorials: The family requests donations, in lieu of flowers, to the Humane Society of North Texas or the American Diabetes Association.
John was born April 4, 1936, raised in Fort Worth and graduated from Texas Wesleyan College in 1958 with a B.S. degree in chemistry. As a research chemist at Texas Woman's University, he assisted Dr. Pauline Beery Mack in her studies of adult males on extended bed rest, which simulated the effects of null gravity and confinement in a space capsule. Using X-ray equipment, they measured the loss of bone calcium and phosphorous resulting from inactivity. The results were used to develop special diets to minimize bone demineralization for the Gemini and Apollo astronauts. He later joined the Texas Department of Public Safety as a forensic chemist and retired from that position. He was preceded in death by his brother, Philip E. Bateman; sister, Mildred L. Bruce; and parents, John A. and Mildred L. Bateman.
Survivors: His aunt, Nellie Wood of Mansfield; nieces, Sharon L. Taulman of Irving, Rebecca A. Smith and husband, Bart, of Houston and Janice K. Gomez and husband, Rene, of Friendswood; great-nephews, Ross, Kirk and Holt Smith, Christopher and Clayton Gomez and Phillip Downey; and great-niece, Adrienne Downey.
Published in Star-Telegram on December 8, 2011
John Albert Bateman (1909 - 1996)
Mildred L Moren Bateman (1908 - 1999)
Mildred L Bateman Bruce (1934 - 1988)*
John Albert Bateman (1936 - 2011)
Phillip Edward Bateman (1938 - 1952)*
Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park
Plot: Mt Moriah Section
Created by: jphil090855
Record added: Dec 08, 2011
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