Robert Bruce “Bob” Crates, 56, died on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, at Fort Worth, Tex., after a lingering illness.
A native of Chattanooga, Bob was a 30-year resident of Fort Worth and employed in the financial and capital management field. Bob graduated from Bright School, McCallie School and received a BS in economics from Yale University. An avid tennis player, he gained high school All-American status at McCallie School and played on the Yale University team.
After graduation, Bob was employed with U.S. Trust Company, N.Y., N.Y., before moving to Fort Worth to work with Luther King Capital Management and Crates-Thompson Capital Management. He served as a board member of Tapinator, Inc., New York, N.Y.
A lifelong Episcopalian and active member of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, he considered himself fortunate to be involved in All Saints’ outreach mission, Amazing Grace Orphanage in Kenya, which played a major and loving role in his life.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and mother, Dr. Gladys H. Crates.
He is survived by his father, Rear Adm. (Ret) Robert C. Crates of Chattanooga,; brother, Dr. John M. Crates (Angela Tilley Crates) of Plano, Tex.; nieces, Chandler, Cameron, and Campbell Crates; and special friend, Suzette Cox of Fort Worth.
A memorial service will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at All Saints’ Episcopal Church. Interment will be in Chattanooga.
The family wishes blessings for the clergy of All Saints’, Hospice and Suzette Cox for their outstanding compassion, love and care.