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Richard B. Bates

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Richard B. Bates


Richard Byrd Bates, Jr., 59, of 132 Biltmore Circle, husband of the late Teresa "Tret" Tipton Bates, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Pickens County, a son of Gladys Aiken Bates, and the late Richard Byrd Bates, Sr., Mr. Bates was employed with Glen Raven Mills in Anderson and was former owner of Bates Textile Services. He was of the Baptist faith

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are a son, Richard B. Bates, III; a daughter, Natasha Hamby (Jon); a sister, Angela Gross (David); and four grandchildren, Madisen and Connor Hamby and Abigail and Olivia Bates.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Saturday in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 12:30 until 1:45 PM at the funeral home, prior to the service.

The family is at the home of Natasha and Jon Hamby, 101 Raintree Court, Easley, SC 29642.

Condolences may be expressed online at or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, which is assisting the family.

Published in The Greenville News on Aug. 8, 2014
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