Ross M. Bates Sr.

Ross M. Bates, Sr.

Nashville, TN

Age 88, May 3, 2014. Preceded in death by wife, Josephine Foster Bates; father, Ross Duncan Bates; sisters, H. Eudora Bates and Emily H. Bates.

He retired from South Central Bell after 33 years of service and was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII.

Survived by children, Cheryl (John) Hausman, Ross M. Bates, Jr., Michael D. (Rita) Bates and Emily Susan (David) Crosswy; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-granddaughter.

Graveside services and interment will be conducted Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Spring Hill Cemetery, by Bill Watkins. Active Pallbearers: John Hausman, David Hausman, Dennis Etheridge, Michael Bates, Larry Marsh, Vince Marsh and Richard C. Coble.

Memorial contributions may be made to Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue, PO Box 210830, Nashville, TN 37221.

Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel Directors, (615) 331-1952. Still Family Owned.

Funeral Home

Woodbine-Hickory Chapel
5852 Nolensville Rd. Nashville, TN 37211

Published in The Tennessean on May 6, 2014