December 23 2012: BATES, William R.

WILLIAM R. BATES

LTC., U.S. Army (Ret.)

On Saturday, December 22, 2012, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of the late Cynthia F. Bates; father of David, Gregory (Manuela), Anthony (Millie) and Paul (Julie) Bates; grandfather of Ramona, Theo, Naomi, Marilyn, and Nora; great-grandfather of Mia and Anslie; brother of Elizabeth Love. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Saturday, December 29, 2 to 4 p.m., with prayers held at 3:30 p.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Montgomery Hospice Society, 1335 Piccard Dr., Suite 100 Rockville, MD 20850.

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Francis J. Collins Funeral Home, Inc.
500 University Blvd. West
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Phone: 301.593.9500