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.
Linda,I just heard about Paul. So sorry for your loss. I am here if you need me! Love you!
Sorry for your loss
I'm so sorry for your loss Linda. May God comfort you.
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!