W.R. "Dub" Bateman, 79, of Rector, Ark., died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.
Born Dec. 27, 1928, in Greenway, Ark., son of the late Sydney Mack and Stella Mae Bateman, he was a farmer and was employed at Cotyner Bevinghton at Blytheville, Ark.., and Emerson Electric of Kennett.
Survivors include wife, Joyce Bateman, of Rector; one son, Bruce Bateman, of Franklin, Tenn.; one step-son, John Todd Lawrence; one daughter, Sherrie Hernandous, of California; two step-daughters, Karen Renae Murray, of Paragould, Ark., and Sharon Denise Tone, of Rector; four brothers, Velius Bateman, of Marmaduke, Ark., Jerry Bateman, of Knobel, Ark., and Wallace and Darrell Bateman, of Michigan; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Harrison Bateman and three sisters, Ann Kahn, Berniece Morris and Bonnie Davis.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 21, at the Mitchell Funeral Home in Rector.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 22, at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in the Woodland Heights Cemetery.