Robert Ray “Bob” Bateman

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Robert Ray “Bob” Bateman
July 30, 1943 – August 6, 2016
IRVING – Robert Ray “Bob” Bateman, 73, died Aug. 6, 2016 at his home in Irving, TX.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 9 at The White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 10 at Elmwood Cemetery.
He was born July 30, 1943 in Bowie to Ervin and Hattie (Langford) Bateman. Bateman was a graduate of Bowie High School and on Oct. 22, 1962 and he married his high school sweetheart JoAnn Leek.
Bateman retired after being employed many years with the Green Light Chemical Company.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Hattie Bateman.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, JoAnn Bateman, Irving; sons, Lee Robert Bateman, Mannford, OK; and Thomas Christopher “Chris” Bateman, Irving; three grandchildren; brother, James Bateman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements have been entrusted to The White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.