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Frank Edwin Bates
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Birth: Nov. 1, 1928
Franklin
Cleveland County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Aug. 29, 2013
Drumright
Creek County
Oklahoma, USA

Mr. Bates died Thursday, August 29, 2013 at a Drumright nursing home. He was born November 1, 1928 at Franklin, Oklahoma to Joseph Alexander and Chrissie Leona Black Bates. He attended Rocky Point Grade School and graduated from Noble High School in 1946. He married Dorcie Bostian on June 2, 1948. They then moved to Stillwater and he attended Oklahoma State University, then A & M College, graduating in 1950 with a degree in Animal Science. While he was in college, he was a member of Block and Bridle, Alpha Gama Roe and Alpha Zeta. He was also on the college livestock judging team. He then went to work as a herdsman for Triple E Angus Ranch in Wetumka from 1950 1955. He and his family later moved to Anadarko and worked from 1955 1957 for Farmers Home Administration. He went to work for Oklahoma State University Extension Service as Assistant County Agent in Waurika, OK from 1957 to 1959. Then moved to Ardmore in 1959 and served in the same position until 1966. He went back to school at O. S. U. in 1966 1967 and received a Master's degree in Animal Science. He moved to Ada in 1966 after graduating and became an Area Livestock Specialist for Southeast District including Pontotoc County. He worked in this capacity until he retired in April 1986. Mr. Bates was a longtime member of Trinity Baptist Church in Ada where he served as a Deacon and Sunday school teacher for many years, and he was a member of the Oklahoma Retired Educators. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Terry Bates on January 22, 1987; and an infant brother. 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph A Bates (1902 - 1960)
  Chrissie L Bates (1900 - 1985)
 
 Spouse:
  Dorcie Vinita Bostian Bates (1928 - 2013)*
 
 Children:
  Terry Louis Bates (1954 - 1987)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rosedale Cemetery
Ada
Pontotoc County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: MillieBelle
Record added: Sep 03, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116504151
Frank Edwin Bates
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Frank Edwin Bates
Added by: Linda Abelli
 
Frank Edwin Bates
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