Robert Michael “Mike” Bates

Odessa American, Obituaries  2004

Odessa, Ector County, Texas

Submitted by Dolores Bishop, Cemeteries of Texas Aug 06 2004

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Robert Michael
‘Mike’ Bates

ODESSA — Robert Michael “Mike” Bates was killed in a motorcycle accident Wednesday, Aug. 4, in Odessa. Mike was born June 4, 1959 in Odessa.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; several aunts; an uncle; his sister, Debbie Hefner; and stepfather, Joseph R. Mathers.
Mike is survived by his wife, Joni Bates; daughter, Tisha Bates; and father, Frank Bates, all of Odessa; and mother, Glenda Mathers of Robert Lee; Debbie’s husband, Bill Hefner; nephews, Jason Hefner and wife Sarita of Sweetwater and Jerod Hefner of Dallas; nieces, Belinda Hefner, Brooke Hefner and Kelsee Hefner. He is also survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alvie and Reba Adams; sisters-in-law, Lana Howard and husband Lonnie and Kathy Nunley and husband Jimmy; and niece, Stefanie Nunley, all of Odessa; and nephews, Jay Howard and wife Jessica of Austin, Jason Nunley of Dallas and Tim Howard of Dallas; and worlds of friends.
Mike was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel with Jeff Sweeten of Eisenhower Church of Christ officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.