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Robert "Bob" Lee Bates

August 26, 1939 ~ August 19, 2021 (age 81)


Robert Lee “Bob” Bates, 81, husband of Cynthia Ann Knox Bates, died Thursday, August 19, 2021, at his home on Ashgrove Road in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

He was born in Floyd County, Kentucky on August 26, 1939, to the late Hobert and Clara Martin Bates.

Bob was a Tool & Die Maker for 32 years at Square D and Schneider.

Survivors include sisters, Susan Bates Noble (Wendell) and Darlene Bates Berger (Steve) and two grandchildren, David Lee Ousley and Shawn Ousley (Jennifer).

He was preceded in death by a daughter Jennifer Lee Ousley and a sister, Lucille Bates Sprinkle.

Services will be 12 noon Wednesday at Betts & West Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Bellamy officiating. Bearers will be Wendell, Keith, Eric, Noah, Hunter, and Joel Noble. Visitation will be 4-9:00PM, Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens, Wednesday 08-25-2021 at 2:30pm . Online guestbook at

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August 25, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Evergreen Memory Gardens
5364 Lexington Road
Lexington, KY 40511

Graveside Service
August 25, 2021

2:30 PM
Evergreen Memory Gardens Graveside

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