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 William “Bill” Bates, Jr

William “Bill” Bates, Jr

Birth
Poteau, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 6 Nov 2012 (aged 88)
Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 100334576 · View Source
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William "Bill" Bates Jr., 88, of Fort Smith, entered into rest on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 in local hospital.
He was born October 16, 1924 in Poteau, Oklahoma to the late William and Jennie Bates.

He was a former Grounds Keeper for St. Edward Mercy Medical Center and retired from Harding Glass after 34 years of service and a member of Spradling Avenue Baptist Church. Bill was a Army World War II Veteran and a Purple Heart Recipient.

He was preceded in death by son, William Bates III, two sisters, Myrtle Titsworth and Martha Crane.

Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Virginia Bates, two sons, Danny and wife Sandra of Van Buren, Jimmy and wife Sheryl of Fort Smith, three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Graveside with Military Honors will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 9, 2012 at U.S. National Cemetery.


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  • Created by: L Bruns
  • Added: 7 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100334576
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William “Bill” Bates, Jr (16 Oct 1924–6 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100334576, citing Fort Smith National Cemetery, Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by L Bruns (contributor 46890146) .