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Robert "Bob" William Bates, Jr.

August 4, 1963 — December 17, 2020

Robert "Bob" William Bates, Jr.

Robert William “Bob” Bates, Jr. of Vernon Hill, VA passed away December 17, 2020.  He was born in Halifax County, VA on August 4, 1963 and was 57 years of age. He was the son of Robert William Bates, Sr. and Helen C. Bates who survive. He was married to Tammy S. Bates who survives.


He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. Bob loved the outdoors, golfing and he will be remembered as a loving son, husband and father.  


Robert William “Bob” Bates, Jr. is survived by:

His Parents

Robert and Helen C. Bates of Vernon Hill

His Wife

Tammy S. Bates of Scottsburg

His Children

Robbie Bates of South Boston

Coby Bates of Scottsburg


A graveside service will be held Monday, December 21, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Hanson officiating.


For memorials, please consider a charity of your choice.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Past Services

Graveside Service

Monday, December 21, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Asbury United Methodist Church

2220 Asbury Church Rd, Vernon Hill, VA 24597

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