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Robert Kent Scates


Robert Kent Scates, 61, passed away On Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Kent was a native of Washington DC and a former resident of Damascus, Maryland before moving to the Peninsula in 1988. He graduated from Damascus High School in 1975 and graduated from Penn State University in 1981. He was owner and Operator of Scates Company Roofing Service, Yorktown, VA.
Kent was an outdoorsman who loved to fish, hunt camp and garden. He loved baseball, football and old westerns. He enjoyed spending time at home working around the house. He was a hard working man who supported his family and loved his children and animals. He was a man full of pride and of few words.
Kent was preceded in death by his parents Elizabeth Shield and Cary M. Scates, Jr. He is survived by his wife Christy, daughters, Logan Novotney-Scates and Sydney Novotney and a granddaughter Rylan Elizabeth; 3 sisters, Elizabeth Susan Thompson, Meg Scates and Dorothy Belle Fitterer and 2 brothers, Cary M. Scates, III and Scott Bartlett Scates.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday November 10, 2018 in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. Interment will be private in Nomini Baptist Church.

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