Robert John Bates Jr.

November 14, 1955September 21, 2012
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Robert John Bates Jr., of Fort Worth, founder and president of R.J. Bates & Associates, passed Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at the age of 56. Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington. Survivors: Wife, Donna Kay Bates; son, R.J. Bates III of Fort Worth; stepdaughter, Shawna Nimocks, her husband and children of Fairfax, Va.; mother, Charlotte Bates of Avinger; sister, Debbie Styne of Mansfield; brother, James Bates and wife of Avinger; and Jana Stallings of Fort Worth.


  • Visitation Friday, September 28, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 29, 2012

Robert John Bates Jr.

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Charles Wright

October 27, 2012

Charlotte, I found the obituary to "Johnny" while searching online for family. Not only was he my cousin but also one of my first childhood friends. I am deeply saddened to read that he has passed away but I rejoice in knowing the strong faith you have in Christ and the hope that we all share in the promise of eternity together with Him. My prayers and thoughts are with you and the family, and in the spirit and truth of Romans 8:28, I'm thankful to have found you again.

mike gifford

September 30, 2012

you will be deeply missed, I have enjoyed working with you, and thanks for giving me a job, when I needed one bad.I still can't believe you are gone.I know you are in Heaven with the angels now looking over you. You will never be forgotten,and please watch over us all..

mike gifford and wife sharron

Diane Daly

September 30, 2012

Dear Charlotte & family,
I am so sorry to hear of R.J.'s passing. May our Lord fill you with His miraculous peace now & in the days to come. My prayers & love are with you.

gwen beadles

September 29, 2012

Charlotte- I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.All the tears you have shed are before the Lord and I know he will send peace.
Gwen Beadles Longview Tx.

Rich & Belinda Billings

September 29, 2012

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of John. Our prayers are with your family.

Rich and Belinda Billings

Danny Fleming

September 29, 2012

Sorry for the loss of a very close family member. I've known John a long time and He will surely be missed by all!!! ALL my Prayers and Heart go out to your family!!!

Phil Moore

September 29, 2012

I was proud to know John he was a good man. My heart goes out to you and your family. Phil Moore and family.

Kathy Smith

September 29, 2012

Dear Debbie, Charlotte, & James, My heart hurts so for your loss. Johnny was loved by many. He is at peace now & with the Lord.I will always remember the good times we shared so long ago. My prayers & love is with you all.

Lea Ann Stevens

September 29, 2012

Donna, Prayers to your family in this sudden loss of John. He was a great man & he will be missed by many. May God lift your family up!

Christine Shattuc

September 29, 2012

With deepest sympathy to the entire Bates family. John was a true gentleman, and a pleasure to work with. I am so sorry for your loss.