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Robert Lee Bates

January 10, 1952 March 10, 2015
Robert Lee Bates
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Fairfax/Georgia – Robert Lee Bates a longtime area resident passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at the UVM Medical Center surrounded by his family. Born on January 10, 1952, in St. Albans, he was the son of Eugene Bates and the late Marion (Sartwell) Bates. Robert was 63 years old. Robert was involved in fire service, belonging to the Georgia Volunteer Fire Department and a former member of the St. Albans City Fire Department Call Force. He was an avid outdoorsman, whether it was camping with his family, hunting, fishing, or helping his brother maple sugaring. He loved going to auctions, operating his own moving company and liked to deal in antiques. The last several years he was a long haul trucker. Robert was a long time member of the Georgia Plain Baptist Church and Sportsman’s Club of Franklin County. His greatest enjoyment was being with his grandkids. Survivors include his father, Eugene Bates of St. Albans; his daughter, Heather Andrews and her husband, Carl, of Milton; his grandchildren, Cody, Nicholas, Carl, Jr., Noah and his little princess, Alexandra. He is also survived by his brother, Mark Bates and his wife, Cheryl, and their family of Fairfield and his sister, Bonnie Combs and her husband, Wesley, and their family of Westford as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. Robert was preceded in death by his mother, Marion on October 29, 2014. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Monday, March 16, 2015, from 5:00 to 7:30 PM at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 So Main St, St. Albans. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, it was Robert’s wish that memorials be made to the Georgia Volunteer Fire Department, 47 Town Common Road, North, St. Albans, Vermont 05478. Messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.

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Interment This Spring in

Tuesday

10

Mar

Georgia Plain Cemetery

Stonebridge Road
Georgia, VT

Georgia Plain Cemetery
Stonebridge Road Georgia VT
United States

Visitation

Monday

16

Mar

5:00 PM 3/16/2015 5:00:00 PM - 7:30 PM 3/16/2015 7:30:00 PM
Heald Funeral Home

87 S. Main Street
Saint Albans, VT 05478

Heald Funeral Home
87 S. Main Street Saint Albans 05478 VT
United States

A Prayer Service

Monday

16

Mar

7:30 PM 3/16/2015 7:30:00 PM
Heald Funeral Home

87 S. Main Street
Saint Albans, VT 05478

Heald Funeral Home
87 S. Main Street Saint Albans 05478 VT
United States
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