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Keith & Keith Funeral Home

902 West Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA

OBITUARY

Paul K. Bates

May 9, 1946September 2, 2019

Paul Keith Bates passed away September 2nd, 2019. Paul was born May 9th, 1946 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to William and Pearl Bates. On June 17th, 1967 he married his soulmate Judy Scott.

Paul is a US Army veteran and worked for Yakima Bait Company for 32 years. He enjoyed fishing and camping with his family.

He leaves behind his loving wife Judy, his children Jodi and Tami, sons-in-law who he thought of as sons Travis and Pete, his grandchildren Paul, Jazmyne and Jeremiah, Ashley, Riley, Charlie and his brother Billy, brother-in-law Richard Scott, sister-in-law Sharon Bates, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents William and Pearl, brothers Bob and Sam, sister Mary Ann, and brother-in-law Bob Scott.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Cancer society.

  • FAMILY

  • He leaves behind his loving wife Judy, his children Jodi and Tami, sons-in-law who he thought of as sons Travis and Pete, his grandchildren Paul, Jazmyne and Jeremiah, Ashley, Riley, Charlie and his brother Billy, brother-in-law Richard Scott, sister-in-law Sharon Bates, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents William and Pearl, brothers Bob and Sam, sister Mary Ann, and brother-in-law Bob Scott.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Travis Hendrickson
  • Paul Hendrickson
  • Jeramiah Schmidt
  • Kyle Beck
  • Cecil Scott
  • Arlond Scott
  • DONATIONS

  • In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Cancer society.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, September 12, 2019

Memories

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Eddie and Janet Rose

September 9, 2019

We will miss you Paul. You have been an awesome neighbor and friend. It was such a surprise to hear of your passing.
We will miss your front yard talks with Eddie and seeing you always tinkering with your motor home and cars. There is a hole in this neighborhood with you gone. Rest in peace friend. Judy please let us know if you need anything. We are here.

Linda Kelley

September 7, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing ! He was a wonderful man. I worked with Paul for many many years at Yakima Bait Company. Was a pleasure to help plan his retirement party.
He told jokes like no other and his laugh was so contagious! He was a true gentleman, but you did not want to say or do anything to make him mad, ( he was the purchasing agent at work) and when you would call him and say where is my stuff !!! Boy he was on it ... we would always tell him CALM DOWN !! It was hilarious at times .
Paul will be truly missed and I’m so blessed to have known him for so many years. RIP MY FRIEND!

Bernice Ray

September 5, 2019

Our hearts are broken! We had such a good time at Wallowa Lake with you and Judy recently. We will always remember all the experiences we had together. We have been friends for so many years and we will miss you and your wonderful humor, good looks and the love you had for your wife and family. We will keep in touch with Judy because she is such a good friend. God Bless to your wife and family. --Your friends Don and Bernice Ray

jeffrey wiley

September 5, 2019

Paul was a Awesome co worker and a friend, many memories of him, It still is hard to believe you are gone, But i will always have great memories of you, you were an Great man, May you rest in peace my friend

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY