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Robert L. "Robby" Bates, CFSP, CCO - 2014-2015 Immediate Past President

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Robert "Robby" L. Bates, CFSP, owner of Bates Family Funeral Home in De Kalb, Texas, is the 2014-15 immediate past-president of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). Robby is the owner of Bates Family Funeral Home in De Kalb, Texas.

A Certified Funeral Service Professional, Robby graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science and received his BS from Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, Texas and a BBA and MBA from East Texas State University-Texarkana. A long-time member of the Texas Funeral Directors Association, Robby has served his state association as president and has been an active chairman and member on many state committees.

After serving as the 2002-03 president of the Texas Funeral Directors Association, Robby went on to serve as the Texas state representative to the NFDA Policy Board.

Robby has taken on many roles with NFDA, including serving on several committees, such as Spokesperson, Operations, Audit and Budget. He served as an inaugural member of NFDA's Professional Conduct Committee. Robby previously served as an at-large representative, secretary, treasurer and president-elect on NFDA's Executive Board.

Business Information

Bates Family Funeral Home
582 US Hwy 259 South
DeKalb, TX 75559-0368
Phone: 903-667-2009
Fax: 903-667-3485
Email: rducks@aol.com