P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

William Keith Bates
February 15, 1952 - January 21, 2022

William Keith Bates

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William Keith Bates, age 69 of Monticello, passed away January 21, 2022, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello, AR. He was born February 15, 1952, in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Clarence ''Pete'' and Vester Simmons Bates. He was a Baptist, a carpenter for 40 years and loved to hunt and fish in his spare time.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Richard, James, and Roy Bates; two sisters, Carolyn Avery and Debbie Funderburg both of Monticello.

Survivors include wife, Lynn Beard Bates of Monticello; two daughters, Lisa Freeman (Demetric) and Hidi Hunter; four grandsons, Aaron Goad, Clayton and Caleb Freeman and Travis Hunter; one granddaughter, Hannah Hunter; one great-granddaughter, Gabbie Goad; his beloved fur baby, Missy; two sisters, Lois Lytle of Monticello, and Pat Thomas Quickel of Pine Bluff; a brother-in-law, Forrest Quickel; a host of nieces and nephews, and more friends than you could count.

A graveside service will be held at a later date in Centerpoint Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Keith to Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home, PO Box 506 Monticello, AR 71657. You can sign Keith's online guestbook at www.stephensondearman.com.

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Centerpoint Cemetery
South Cominto Road
Drew County, AR  71655
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  1. Chuck Vining
    We all have to go be with Lord and by his Grace my friend 🙏 I'll see you again !!Bless all of your family in Jesus name Amen !!
  2. Charlie Avery
    Sorry to hear of the loss of another relative and kind individual, sending my thoughts and prayers to all the remaining members of the family.
  3. Cathy Davis
    I'm sorry to hear about Keith's passing you are in my thoughts and prayers and with my deepest sympathy
  4. Peggy Hale
    Ms Pat and entire Bates family..
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. May God comfort each one of you. Prayers for all.
  5. Sharon Perry Reynolds
    I am so sorry to hear about Keith’s passing. Thoughts and prayers for all of you. We have lost several family members this last month
    Sharon Kay
  6. Susan Davis
    Prayers to the family.
  7. Mary Seymore
    My prayers for his family during this sad and difficult time of loss. Went to school with Keith.
  8. Wanda (Allen) Hudson
    Graduated together in 1971. Used to call him Jerald. RIP.
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