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Jan 7, 1937 – Mar 27, 2018 (Age 81)
Keith L. Bates, 81, of Moorefield, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at his home. He was born January 7, 1937 in Cadiz, Ohio a son of the late William and Marie Johnson Bates. Keith was retired from Construction and Maintainence at Cravat Coal Company and was a former Moorefield Township Trustee. He loved to spend time with his grandkids. He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by 2 sons: Dirk and Douglas Bates; 3 brothers: Maurice, Milton "Popeye", and Gayle "Bud" Bates; and 5 sisters: Geraldine Reppart, Virginia Coleman, Maxine Crew, Audrey Glover and Patricia Starosciak. Keith is survived by his wife Lila Dewalt Bates; a daughter, Carrie Studer of Tuscarawas; a son, Gregory (Debbie) Bates of Virginia Beach, VA; daughter-in-law, Amie Bates of Freeport; 6 grandchildren: Jennifer (Justin) Frederick of New Philadelphia, Logan Bates of Freeport, Tyler Bates of Nashville, TN, Melody Bates of Virginia Beach, VA and Ashley Bates of Uhrichsville, Ohio; and 4 great grandchildren, Braden, Masen, Kayeley, and Grady. Visitation will be Friday from 4-7 at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, Ohio. A private service will be at the convenience of the family. The memorial guestbook may be singed at www.clark-kirkland.com,.