Ross M. Bates, Sr.
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.