Philip William Scates passed peacefully in his sleep on June 17th, 2015. He was born in Ft. Bragg, NC, to Frances and Dave Scates. He received his degree in Biology at East Carolina University then retired as a molecular biologist at GlaxoSmithKline. He was very passionate about music, an amazing artist, and an avid reader.
Philip is survived by his mother Frances, wife Debbie, children Kristen and Michael, and siblings Brenda Batton, David Scates, Gloria Edwards, and Ann McGee.
A small service will be held at Willie's Funeral Home in Pittsboro, NC at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 20th.