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.