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Keith Ronald Bates

Graveside services for Keith Ronald Bates, 76, Pomona, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 6, 2022 at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mr. Bates passed away at 12:29 p.m., Monday, May 30, 2022, at his home.


He was born February 28, 1946, at De Soto, Missouri, to Warren Bates and Allie Bruce.  On January 9, 1965, he was married at Andalusia, Alabama, to Melba Louise Coburn, who preceded him in death on January 10, 2022.  Mr. Bates was a veteran, having served with the United States Navy.  Before his retirement, Mr. Bates was a mechanic.  He was a member of a model airplane club that he enjoyed as well as model boats, crossword puzzles and fixing clocks.


He is survived by two daughters, Debra Bergeron and husband, Richard, Marrero, Louisiana and Kimberly Sanders and husband, Robert, Round Rock, Texas; five grandchildren, Dana Comeaux and husband, William, Randy Bergeron, Landon Sanders, Logan Sanders and Peyton Sanders; three great-grandchildren, Olivia, Cristina and Espen; and several nieces and nephews.


His parents, wife of 57 years, one grandson, Rodney Bergeron, step-father, Roy Wideman, one step-sister, Jeletta Bates and four step-brothers, Harlin and J.W. Love and twins, Harmon and Wayne, preceded him in death.


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