Carlton James Bates

March 27, 1936October 5, 2013

Carlton James Bates, 77, of Alpharetta, GA, passed away October 5, 2013. He was a member of Epiphany Byzantine Catholic Church, Roswell, GA. He was also a member of EAA, Rockwell/Boeing Retirees Club, Atlanta Track Club, and Life Member of the Penn State Alumni Association. He was born in Cleveland, OH, the son of William Carlton Bates and Eleanor Webb Bates, both deceased. He attended Corry High School, Corry, PA. He graduated from Penn State University with a BS and MS in Aeronautical Engineering. He also has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State University. Carl worked as an engineer at North American Aviation/Rockwell in Columbus, OH for 22 years. He then worked at Rockwell/Boeing in Duluth, GA for 12 years, retiring in 1994. Survivors include his wife Barbara, one son Carlton Matthew Bates (Erin), two daughters Karen Jeanne Bates and Christine Elaine Hallerman (Craig). He has five grandchildren, Helena and C.J. Bates, Braeden Bates, and Mckenna and Noah Hallerman. He was predeceased by a sister, Brenda Bates. There will be a funeral liturgy at Epiphany Byzantine Catholic Church, 2030 Old Alabama Road, Roswell, GA on Saturday, October 12 at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Epiphany Byzantine Church.


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Carole Pietsch

October 20, 2013

Barbara, please accept my deepest sympathy. Carl was one of my favorite people - from the days of the transition from Columbus to Duluth, through his cheery phone calls reminding me of a retiree club meeting. He was one of the good guys! God bless you and your family.

Jim Mouw

October 20, 2013

Please accept our condolences.
Jim and Marguerite Mouw

Carole Pietsch

October 20, 2013

My deepest sympathy to Barbara and family. Carl was by far one of my favorite engineers who I had the pleasure of assisting in the transition from Columbus to Duluth way back when. God bless each of you and hold you gently in his loving arms.

Jim (Doctor J) Beaty

October 19, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with all of Carl's family and many friends. I met Carl at Rockwell International in Columbus (we were both in Bob Emmert's group) in 1977. I later worked for him when we were in Duluth, GA. He is the best boss that I ever worked for and was always a true friend. I will miss you, Carl!

Rev. 21:3, 4 ~ Kim

October 16, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

October 13, 2013

I'm so sorry for your loss Carl. God Bless to you and your family.

Christine (Turner) Gardner

October 13, 2013

To all of the Bates family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember his quiet manner, intelligent observations and lively eyes...and his enthusiastic support of his family's activities (Recitals, cantata trips, shared family parties on New Years Eve, so many nice memories). May you find strength in your memories and laughter among the tears.

Tony & Sonja Rogers

October 12, 2013

Carl will be truly missed by all his friends at the Rockwell/Boeing Retiree Club, and especially his telephone/contact services. Our deepest sympathy to the Bates family and especially Barbara. Know that we loved Carl and working with him was a privilege. May his soul rest in peace.

Chuck Vermillion

October 12, 2013

I extend my deepest synpathies to all of Carl's loved ones. May God comfort, bless and guide you during this difficult time.
I had neither see or talked to Carl in over 30 years but my memories of him are the best.We sat desk to desk at North American Rockwell in Columbus for many of his 22 years there. Our engineering group enjoyed joking with each other and I always had fun kidding Carl about being a true "Buckeye". I would say; "Carl,you are a native born Buckeye! Against your will your parents foced you to go
over and live in PA with them but as soon as you were on your own you a beeline right back to Ohio".
Carl was a great engineer and a great guy and I'm sure all of the fellows in our group at Columbus wiil never forget him.
See ya later, Rodney!


October 12, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.