OBITUARY

Roger L. Bates

November 15, 1943August 1, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Williamston, MI.

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  • Memorial Service Tuesday, August 9, 2011

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  • Services Pending
REMEMBERING

Roger L. Bates

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August 18, 2011

We are so sorry to hear about Roger. So nice to have gotten to know you and your family more in the last few yrs. God bless you Janell,Ryan,Thad and family. If you need help with anything in Norwood,let me know. Sue and Jerry Hofmann

Winifred Motherwell

August 8, 2011

Janell,

Thinking of you and your sons at this difficult time. You have our sympathy and concern.

Cathy (Pratt) Wade

August 8, 2011

Janell, Thad, Ryan and families,
I am so sorry for your loss. I spent so much time with Ryan especially, and with Thad during high school but I never really got to know their dad. As an adult I've had the pleasure of seeing him in the office and I realize how he had such great sons, because they take after their father. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

August 8, 2011

Janell and Family,
We were sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. God bless all of you.
Joe and Pattie Wieber

DON HEINZ

August 8, 2011

I HAVE KNOWN ROGER FOR ROUGHLY FORTY-FIVE YEARS AND HE WAS A WONDERFUL HUSBAND,FATHER AND AN ALL AROUND GOOD CITIZEN. TO ME, WE ALWAYS HAD FUN AND HE MADE ME LAUGH. I WILL MISS HIM.

August 8, 2011

Janell,
Jerry & I were just notified of Roger's death. We are up north. We lost a friend.
Jerry & Sandy Smith

August 8, 2011

Beth, Janelle, Thad, Ryan
When I was growing up the Bates were our next door neighbors. They and the little weiner dogs were all part of our family. Roger was always kind to my brother Mark and me, he was like our older brother while we lived on Irving Street. With thoughts, prayers and condolenses.
Dale Fisher & Family

Dale Walker

August 7, 2011

To the Family of Roger Bates,
I and the Members of the White Oak Hilltop Fliers, would like to wish our sincerest condolences. We all enjoyed his humor and his stories, he was a great asset to our club. He will be greatly missed by us all.

Lee & judy Hatt

August 7, 2011

So sorry Janell You know he was my best buddy and pal. and would always stand by me.

Bruce Carruthers

August 7, 2011

Janell and Family,

I am very sorry to hear of Roger's death. I did not know him well but from what I know of him, Roger lived a full life, touched the lives deeply of those who knew him, and leaves a wonderful legacy. His legacy lives on in the memory of family and friends. I wish you comfort in your thoughts and memories of him in this difficult time.