Published 1:58 pm Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Robert Carey Bateman, 89, passed away on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. A Washington Parish native, Carey was born to the late Robert H. Bateman and Sadie Sylvest Bateman. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Marie Gennaro Bateman; sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Robert Carey Bateman Jr. and Maureen Bateman, Rodney Michael Bateman and Cecily Bateman; daughter and son-in-law, Juhn Marie Bateman Green and Dick Green; grandchildren and spouses, Richard Carey Green (Valerie), Anne Marie Bettencourt (Jerry), Robert Michael Bateman, Samuel Paul Bateman and Drs. Marjorie Elizabeth Bateman (Erik); and great-grandchildren, Bateman, Louis, Riley, Vera, Walter, James, Marietta, Rebecca and Heidi.
Carey graduated from Franklinton High School, Pearl River Junior College, and Southeastern Louisiana University. He served two years in the U.S. Army with 16 months spent in Korea. Carey retired after 40 years as a successful Allstate Insurance salesman. He was also a licensed real estate agent and Notary Public. Carey served on the Washington-St Tammany Electric Coop Board of Directors since May 2003.
He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton and the Fellowship Sunday School class. He is a past member of the Franklinton Jaycees, Rotary Club, and Chamber of Commerce as well as the National Wild Turkey Federation, the NRA, Washington Parish Farm Bureau, and the Washington Parish Forestry Association. He was an avid sportsman and spent all available time outdoors.
Visitation was from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at First Baptist Church of Franklinton (903 Cleveland St.). A funeral service was held in the church at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, with Dr. Cody Warren and the Rev. Joey Miller officiating. Burial followed in Ellis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church bereavement committee (950 Self St., Franklinton).
Pallbearers were Vincent Magliolo, Jim Morgan, Jimmy Stafford, Richard Carey Green, Jerry Bettencourt, Robert Michael Bateman and Sam Bateman.
Honorary pallbearers were close friend Bob O’Brien and the Fellowship Sunday School class members Richard Morgan, Bill Jenkins, Randy Magee, Tommy Arthur, Darrell Rester, James Harold Penny, Carley Stokes, Dick Parish and Warren Cook.