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Joshua Rodney Bates, 40

Joshua Rodney Bates, 40, of Jacksonville passed away on January 8, 2019. He was born on January 31, 1978 in Little Rock, Arkansas to James Herbert and Karlene Bates.

Joshua is preceded in death by his father James Bates and a son Jacob Bates.

He is survived by his children Adrianna Bates, Jennifer McKee and David McKee; his mother Karlene Browning (Billy); his siblings Robert Criswell (Melissa), Dwayne Criswell (Katina), Shannon Bates (Bennie, BJ, Ballard) as well as a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 5:30 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas with a funeral on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 2:00 P.M.


  • Shannon Bates Ballard Posted January 15, 2019 1:14 AM

    Rest In Peace Brother.

  • Mary Kay Posted January 15, 2019 3:52 AM

    Comes as a shock but you ok now as for rest of family may God hold y’all close and continue to comfort each and every one of y’all love ya all God bless

  • Susan Rhein Posted January 15, 2019 7:04 AM

    Can’t believe your gone! Taken way to soon. You will be missed. Lots of love.

  • Regina Bumpus Posted January 15, 2019 5:29 PM

    soo sorry for your loss I will be praying for you and your family he will be missed

  • Laura Patton Posted January 16, 2019 9:24 PM

    You will be greatly missed

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