Robert Dene Bateman, 80 years old, of Newport, OR, died on April 6, 2021. He was born on April 10, 1940 in Marshfield, OR to Neva Mathews and Robert “Bob” Bateman.

Robert went to Toledo & Newport High Schools, graduating from Newport High School. He later graduated from San Francisco College of Mortuary Science.

In 1963 he married Ila Mae Bateman in Newport, OR. They had 2 children, Robert Sherman Bateman & Timothy James Bateman.

Robert served in the Army and was stationed in France. He was a member of the Newport City Council, Newport Elks Club, Newport Boosters, American Legion, Lyons Club, and Newport RC Club. He worked his career at Bateman Funeral Home.

He enjoyed RC model airplanes, flight simulators, local sports, fishing, hunting, and golfing.

Robert is survived by his wife, Ila Bateman; sons, Timothy James Bateman and Robert Sherman Bateman; granddaughters, Alyssa Bateman and MaKenzie Bateman; and great granddaughter, Aurora Edous.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Phillip “Gene” Bateman; father Robert “Bob” Bateman; and mother, Neva Bateman.

There will be a small intimate gathering for the internment at the family crypt followed by a larger celebration of life a few months later. The time, date, and location will be provided at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Newport Boosters Club would be appreciated.

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