Darwin Lee Bates

Darwin Lee Bates, 61, of Dermott, died October 26, 2020, at his home.

He was born June 16, 1959, in Pawnee, Oklahoma to the late John Bates and the late Dorothy Mae Sloat Bates.

Mr. Bates was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Elizabeth Bates.

He is survived by one son, Dusty Bates; one daughter, Shoshawnna Bates; three brothers Howard (Bonnie) Bates, Ray Bates, and Edwin Bates; one sister Linda Mae (Jason) Knight and four grandchildren; Serenity, Jane, William, and Matilda.

A memorial service will be held December 12 at 11 a.m. at Faith Connections Church, 622 South Park Street in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Arrangements are by Bishop-King Funeral Home of Lake Village, Arkansas.

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