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David Stanley Bates

David Stanley Bates, age 64, of Potter, died Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the McClellan VA Hospital in Little Rock.  He was born on December 20, 1949 to Martin Arthur and Mary Elizabeth Duncan Bates in Montrose, Colorado.

David served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era and was honorably discharged.  After the military, David became a truck driver and drove for many years.   David was a loving brother, uncle and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

David is survived by his three sisters, Sylvia Castle of Montrose, Colorado, Cheryl Smith of Ignacio, Colorado, and Judy Crafton of St. Helen, Oregon; special friends, Gerald and Diane Riffey of Potter; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned at this time.  Cremation services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

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