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Royal Wayne-Jackson Bates

October 24, 2023 — April 28, 2024

Marion

Royal Wayne-Jackson Bates, 6 months old, of Marion, Ohio passed away on April 28, 2024.

He was born on October 24, 2023 to Alyssa Smith and Blake Bates in Marion.

His favorite toy was a little round mirror, and he was very particular about having the correct binky. He loved his big sister, and he always woke up with a smile.

Royal is preceded in death by his great grandfather Jack Smith and grandma Robin Krohmer.

He is survived by his parents; his big sister Heaven Lutz; great grandparents David and Patricia Smith (Runkle), Audrey and Travis Collins, Peggy Browning, and Timothy O’Dell; grandmother Amanda Webb; grandfathers Clayton Bates and Larry Dean Smith; aunts Aubrie Smith and Erin Joyce; uncle Kirkland Bates; great aunt Casie Grau, and great uncles Dwayne O’Dell and Cody Bates.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Edwards Funeral Service Hughes Allen Chapel.
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, May 3, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Edwards Funeral Service, Hughes-Allen Chapel

318 Mount Vernon Avenue, Marion, OH 43302

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Funeral Service

Friday, May 3, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Edwards Funeral Service, Hughes-Allen Chapel

318 Mount Vernon Avenue, Marion, OH 43302

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Interment

Friday, May 3, 2024

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