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Dooley Funeral Home Antwerp
Monday November 29th, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Visitation

Dooley Funeral Home Antwerp
Tuesday November 30th, 2021
9:30am - 10:30am

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Funeral Service

Dooley Funeral Home Antwerp
Tuesday November 30th, 2021
10:30am

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Afton Bates

Afton Bates, 84, of Antwerp, OH, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at his home.

Afton was born in Kite, Kentucky on October 29, 1937, a son of the late Della (Hall) & Roscoe Bates.

Afton worked for 37 years at BF Goodrich. He was an avid University of Kentucky fan and an even bigger supporter of his children and grandchildren.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Betty, to whom he was married on December 16, 1961; children Pamela (Jim) Stoll & Kimberly Franklin; siblings, Bufford Bates, Jan (Tom) Hanson, Joann Lange, & Betty Watson; & grandchildren, Mary, Tyler, Chloe, & Tucker.

Afton was also preceded in death by his siblings, O.C., Vernon, & Mildred.

Viewing is Monday, November, 29, 2021 from 4 PM to 7 PM at Dooley Funeral Home, 202 W River St, Antwerp, OH.

Service is Tuesday, November, 30, 2021 at 10:30 AM with viewing one hour prior at the funeral home.

He will be laid to rest at Maumee Cemetery, Antwerp.

Memorials are to Elara Caring Hospice, 3425 Executive Pkwy Unit 206, Toledo, OH 43606.

Fond Memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com

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Guestbook

Betty & Family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, Afton. Remember him from school. Words are so inadequate at a time like this. We lost a son in August, so grieving has touched us all. Hold fast to your faith and family. Love and Prayers, Anna Ruth and Larry Stewart

Anna Ruth and Larry Stewart Nov 30 2021 10:52 AM

Betty and Kim and family, so sorry to hear about the passing of Afton. May God comfort you. I enjoyed watching the video of Afton's life. I got to see a picture of him and my dad, Bufford,

Billie Matcham Nov 29 2021 11:44 PM

Betty and Kim and family,My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will always have fond memories of the soft spoken and kind man I knew as Afton. He will be missed!

Tom Hunter Nov 29 2021 11:25 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Afton Bates

Tom Hunter Nov 29 2021 11:19 AM

We are sorry to hear about the passing of Afton.Ted and Afton had some good times talking about work when we would see you guys at Cracker Barrel.Praying for you all.

Ted and Wilma Saylor Nov 28 2021 12:41 PM

So sorry to hear about the passing of Afton. Ted and Afton had some fun times reminencing of times at work. Praying for you and your family. Ted and Wilma Saylor

Ted and Wilma Saylor Nov 28 2021 11:53 AM

Sorry to hear of Aftons passing,he was always a favorite cousin of ours.We cannot make the service but are thinking of the family.Lowell, Doyle,Eva Lea,we are Sadie's kids.

Lowell King Nov 27 2021 11:50 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Afton Bates

Elmond hall Nov 27 2021 10:39 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Afton Bates

Linda Bates Sullivan Nov 26 2021 3:34 PM

I am so sorry for your loss, I have a lot of fond memories growing up being around my uncle Afton. He is going to be deeply missed.
Sandy Bates-Garber

Sandy Garber Nov 26 2021 11:26 AM

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