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Bobby Gene "Leroy" Bates

May 17, 1939 September 25, 2021
Bobby Gene "Leroy" Bates
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Obituary for Bobby Gene "Leroy" Bates

Bobby Gene “Leroy” Bates, age 82 of Brownfield, IL passed away on September 25, 2021 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Center in Paducah, KY.

He was born in Metropolis, IL on May 17, 1939, to Douglas and Helen (Fowler) Bates. He graduated from Carrier Mills High School. He volunteered for a little league coach for 5 years and scouting for 20 years. He was an animal lover and had a big heart and was a giver. He retired from Caterpillar in 2001. He was a strong advocate of the 2nd Amendment.

He is survived by one son, Douglas Bates and wife Wanda of Lake In The Hills, IL; two sisters, Susan Shephard of Brownfield, Sharon Orlowski of Hollywood, FL; grandson, Joshua Rodriguez; great grandson, Omar Rodriguez; nieces and nephews, Carla (Ginger) Rumsey, Willis Edward Bates, Tana Sue Bates, Ginger LaCount, and Brian Orlowski.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Carlene Dale; three brothers, Ray, Larry, Steven.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 pm on Sunday October 3, 2021, at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville. Burial will follow the service at the Reevesville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until time of service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to: NRA https://donate.nra.org/donate or Project Hope Humane Society P.O. Box 125 Metropolis, IL 62960

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Visitation

Sunday

3

Oct

1:00 PM 10/3/2021 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 10/3/2021 2:00:00 PM
Aly Funeral Home

1099 State HWY 145 N
PO Box 69
Eddyville , IL 62928

Aly Funeral Home
1099 State HWY 145 N Eddyville 62928 IL
United States

Service

Sunday

3

Oct

2:00 PM 10/3/2021 2:00:00 PM
Aly Funeral Home

1099 State HWY 145 N
PO Box 69
Eddyville , IL 62928

Aly Funeral Home
1099 State HWY 145 N Eddyville 62928 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Reevesville Cemetery Final Resting Place

298 Ping Lane
Grantsburg, il 62943

298 Ping Lane Grantsburg 62943 il
United States

Memorial Contribution

Project Hope Humane Society

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