Doyal F. Bates, A member of the HPROA, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2011. He joined police academy class number 31 on October 5, 1964. During his career, he served at the Central Division and Jail Division. He retired on August 8, 1998 after serving over 33 years. Officer Bates is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anita G. Bates.
The body is entrusted with Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home, 6900 Lawndale, Houston, Texas 77023, telephone number (713) 928-5141. Visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, November 27, 2011, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Rosary will be held during the visitation beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Parkway @ San Jacinto Street, Houston, Texas 77002, on Monday, November 28, 2011, at 9:30 a.m.
Burial will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, Houston, Texas.