BATES, Hampton Robert Jr.,
M.D., 85, of Richmond, died peacefully on January 20, 2019, surrounded by his family. Born in Roanoke, Virginia, on February 1, 1933, the son of Hampton Robert Bates and Mary Mildred Crowder, Dr. Bates is survived by his wife, Carole Harrison Young Bates, whom he married on April 12, 1958; two children, Hampton Robert Bates III and Catherine Louise Franck; and six grandchildren. Dr. Bates was a graduate of Roanoke College with a B.S. in Chemistry in 1953. He graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in 1957, followed by an internship and residency at MCV in Pathology from 1957 to 1962 and served on the faculty at MCV from 1962 until 1963. Dr. Bates was board certified by the American Board of Pathology, the American Board of Nuclear Medicine, the National Board of Medical Examiners and was certified as a radiation safety officer. Dr. Bates practiced medicine, specializing in forensic medicine, pathology and nuclear medicine from 1963 to 1995 at Richmond Memorial Hospital, Johnston-Willis Medical Center, Chippenham Medical Center, Clinical Laboratory Associates, Inc. and the State of Virginia Medical Examiners’ Office. A contributing writer of descriptive, experimental and forensic pathology articles, Dr. Bates was a fellow of the College of American Pathologists and a member of the AMA, AAAS, the Medical Society of Virginia and the Richmond Academy of Medicine. A private family service honoring Dr. Bates was held on January 23, 2019.