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Roger Bates

April 19, 1946 — March 3, 2020

Roger Glenn Bates, 73, of Convoy, passed away on Tuesday, March 03, 2020 at his residence.

Born on April 19, 1946, in Van Wert, the son of the late Glenn Bates and Clara (Spring) Bates.

Roger retired from the Chrysler Amplex in Van Wert.

Roger was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving in Vietnam.

Surviving is a son, Scott Bates of Van Wert; 2 grandchildren; sisters, Betty "Babe" Woodruff, Catherine Reichert, and Margy Bates all of Van Wert.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Judy Sargent; and brothers, Richard Bates; and Jack Bates- who died in infancy.

There are no services scheduled at this time.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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