Donald O. Bates

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Donald O. Bates, 66, of Purdy, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Ark.

He was born in Osceola, Ark., on May 28, 1952, the son of John A. and Eiffie (Smith) Bates. On Dec. 25, 1980, he was united in marriage to Victoria Elaine Boxley, who survives.

Additional survivors include: three sons, Tim Bates of Fayetteville, Ark., Jason Pelc of Kansas City, and Nathan Bates of Purdy; three daughters, Vici Pelc of Exeter, Michelle Longley of Fayetteville, Ark., and Crystal Mathews of Purdy; four brothers, Ronald Bates of Greenland, Arkansas, Kenneth Bates and Jeff Bates both of West Fork, Ark., and Glen Bates of Houston, Texas; four sisters, Carolyn Boone of West Fork, Ark., Margaret Fancher of Berryville, Ark., Christine Neuendorf of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Mildred Peel of Greenland, Ark.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, William and Maynard.

He was a mechanic at Barry County Ready Mix in Cassville for several years and had resided in Purdy the last 33 years.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. A private memorial will be held at later date in West Fork, Ark.

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