William Keith Bates

William Keith Bates, 69, of Monticello, passed away January 21, 2022, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.

He was born February 15, 1952, in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Clarence ”Pete” and Vestie 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 (Demitri) and Heidi 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.