Richard “Dick” Bates
Richard Troy Bates
Richard Troy Bates “Dick”, born April 26, 1935 in Azel, Texas, passed away at his residence July 19, 2019 surrounded by his family.
He married his high school sweetheart, Edith Ann Edwards, then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country with honor.
After serving in the Army, Dick attended Texas A&M University and was a member of the football team coached by legendary football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant.
Once his playing days had finished, Dick developed a passion for football officiating. His long career as a football official included time as President of the Houston Chapter of the TASO from 1976‑1977,
Distinguished Service Award (1999) and Honorary Life Membership. He was the President of SOA and SFOA, Football District Director and a crew chief for many years in Houston.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Grace Presbyterian Church in Houston at 11:00 A.M.
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Richard Bates Obituary