Roger Dale Bates

1957 - 2020

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Roger Dale Bates, 62, of Findlay went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, January 10, 2020. He passed away at St. Catherine’s Manor in Findlay. Roger was born on January 11, 1957 in Findlay to Roy “Ed” and Betty Jean (Haws) Bates. Roger is survived by his son, Richard E. (Brittany Brown) Bates of Findlay; and three grandchildren: Jayden, Kaiden, and Carter Brown. He was preceded in death by his sister, Sondra M. Purgiel. Roger worked for many years at Findlay Industries. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, the DAV, the VFW, and the Eagles. All services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Memorial donations may be made to the funeral home in Roger’s name and online condolences may be left for the family at

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    Coldren-Crates Funeral Home
    205 W. Sandusky St
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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    All Services Will Be Private.

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To : Richard Bates
Date :Thursday, January 16th 2020
From : MalisaHough and Alex Klene and families
Sorry for your loss! thoughts and prayers!

To : RichardMikelynn
Date :Thursday, January 16th 2020
From : Karla Butch
Condolences prayers and hugs. And remember Richard your dad loved you.

To : Family of Roger Bates
Date :Saturday, January 18th 2020
From : Heather austin
Condolences to Roger's family, he was such an amazing man I was lucky I had the chance of meeting him and spending time with him, he always talked about his son Richard. Rest in peace my friend you will be missed