BATES, Hamp­ton Robert Jr.,

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - REMEMBERING -

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.

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