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 Frederick LeRoy Bates

Frederick LeRoy Bates

Birth
Tenleytown, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Death 24 Apr 2004 (aged 79)
Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Greenwood County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 100042175 · View Source
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Frederick LeRoy Bates, Ph.D., 79, resident of 1110 Marshall Road, widower of Hettie Dowtin Bates, died April 24, 2004 at Self Regional Medical Center.
Born December 2, 1924 in Tenleytown within the District of Columbia in what is now known as Northwest Washington, DC, he was a son of the late Robert Alvaro and Ruth Cornelia King Bates. During World War ll he joined the US Army Air Corps and served as a ball turret gunner on a B24 bomber. He did 50 combat missions with the 15th Air Force in Europe.
Fred entered George Washington University on the basis of his war record and scores on achievement tests he took when leaving the service. During his time at George Washington he married Hettie Dowtin of Troy, SC who was then working in the office of the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force. Fred completed both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in less than three years.
After receiving his PhD degree in 1954 from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, he worked as a faculty member at NC State College, Cornell University, Louisiana State University and in 1963 he became Head of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at The University of Georgia where he continued to work in various capacities until 1995. He did research, assisted by Hettie, in Guatemala, Italy, Yugoslavia, Turkey, Mexico, Peru, Thailand, and Indonesia.
During the course of his career Fred published six books, hundreds of journal articles, and dozens of research reports.
Surviving are two sons, James F. Bates of Greenwood and Robert Mark Bates of Atlanta, Ga. Two granddaughters, Sarah and Rachel. Three sisters, Elizabeth Bandu of Seabrook, TX., Margaret Amundson of Frederick, MD., and Audrey Schwartz of Silver Springs, MD. A brother, Robert P. Bates of Silver Springs, MD.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM Tuesday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J. Christopher Leonard officiating.
Burial will be in the Troy Cemetery.
The family request that memorials be made to the Troy Cemetery Association.


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FREDERICK LeROY BATES
PROFESSOR EMERITUS
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

BORN
DECEMBER 2, 1924
WASHINGTON, D. C.
DIED
APRIL 24, 2004

SON OF
ALVARO ROBERT BATES
AND
RUTH CORNELIA KING BATES

THOUGH HE PUBLISHED
HE PERISHED


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  • Maintained by: James Bates
  • Originally Created by: BK
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100042175
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick LeRoy Bates (2 Dec 1924–24 Apr 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100042175, citing Troy Cemetery, Greenwood County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by James Bates (contributor 48686190) .