Graveside services for Robert E. “Bob” Bates, 78, of Raleigh, N.C., and formerly of Fostoria, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay.
Visitation will be held following services at the home of Jim Carter, 525 Summit St., Fostoria.
Mr. Bates died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 10, 1922, in Carey to William and Tessie (Walters) Bates. He married Helen Burrell, and she survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Betsy Bates, Raleigh, N.C.; a son, Jim of Raleigh, N.C.; and a sister, Frances Bates Cunningham, Grand Rapids, Mich.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Wilda Bates Carter; and two brothers, Donald and Mac.
Mr. Bates retired in 1985 from ESB-Exide after 35 years; and retired in 1993 from Magna Volt, which he helped form.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWII, serving with the Raiders Special Forces unit in the South Pacific.
He received two Purple Hearts.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1949 from Bowling Green State University.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 1300 St. Mary’s, Raleigh, NC 27605.
Arrangements are being handled by North Raleigh Funeral Home, Raleigh, N.C.