BLOOMINGTON - Richard Lee Bates, 75, of Coventry, R.I., formerly of Bloomington, went to be with the Lord, Monday (Feb. 6, 2006) in Coventry, R.I.There will be no visitation or service. Mr. Bates was cremated.
He was born March 20, 1930, in Bloomington, a son of Dewey O. and Anna Bunzell Bates. He married Evelyn McManee of Rhode Island in 1953.
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Richard graduated from Bloomington High School in 1948 and joined the U.S. Marine Corps in July of that year. He served in the Korean War and received the Purple Heart Award for being wounded in battle. Richard was an avid golfer.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years; two brothers, Lawrence W. Bates, Florida, and R.O. Bates, Texas; and three sisters, Vivian Fountain, Oregon; Carol Todd, Georgia; and Elayne Rexroat, Bloomington.
His parents preceded him in death.