Paul D. Bates

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Graveside Memorial Service
Clark Chapel Cemetery
Cox Valley Road
Magazine, AZ  72943
Friday, May 22, 2020
02:00 p.m.
Clark Chapel Cemetery
Cox Valley Road
Magazine, AR  72943
Paul D. Bates

of Branch, AR

October 23, 1941 - May 13, 2020

Paul D. Bates, 78, a resident of Branch, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith.

He was born October 23, 1941, in Mason City, Iowa to the late W.L. and Lottie (Blado) Bates. Paul spent his working years as a boiler operator at Ace Comb in Booneville, then he worked in maintenance at the Booneville Human Development Center where he retired after 15 years of service.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his brothers, John and Marvin.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Linda (Sarten) Teague-Bates of Branch; a son, Robert of California; two stepsons, Chris of Branch and Phillip of Little Rock; a stepdaughter, Becky of Florida; a step granddaughter, Darlene; four brothers, David of Oklahoma and Jimmy, Melvin, Thomas and sister, Darlene Self, all of California.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 22, 2020, at Clark Chapel Cemetery near Driggs. Burial will follow under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris.

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4 Condolence(s)
Gina Haynes
Charleston, AR
Thursday, May 21, 2020

I just heard about Paul. So sorry for your loss. I am here if you need me! Love you!

Tammy Smith
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Sorry for your loss

Kaye Rawson
Sun City, CA
Sunday, May 17, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss Linda. May God comfort you.

Leisa Smith
Ratcliff, AR
Sunday, May 17, 2020

Linda, I’m so sorry to hear about Paul. I always loved him. I miss his hugs. You’ll be in my prayers!! I love you both!