Kevin Oates, 50, of Little Rock, transitioned to his heavenly home on July 6, 2019.
He leaves to remember and cherish his life: one son, Kelvin of Little Rock, Ark. mother, Kathleen Oates of Little Rock, Ark.; one sister, Karen Oates-Jackson (Gerald) of Arlington, Texas; one brother, Kelly Oates of Little Rock, Ark.; as well as two children he raised as his own Brandon Shavers (Tamesha), and Mekale Coates, both of Little Rock, Ark.; four nieces, Cierra Jackson and Kellie Oates of Arlington, Texas, Kamyrn Oates of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Kanesha Oates of Little Rock, Ark.; three nephews, Christian Oates of Little Rock, Ark., Kyron Oates of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Tralane Funches of Dallas, Texas; four grandchildren; one aunt, Fawntella Maxwell of Little Rock, Ark.; two uncles, Henry Walker of Little Rock, Ark. and Claiborne Carter of Vacaville, Calif.; and a host of great nieces and nephews, along with many cousins and close friends.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11 a.m., at Greater Nation International Church, 9001 Sunset Lane, Little Rock, Ark. 72202.
Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, 2801 Asher Avenue, Little Rock, Ark. 72204. Family hour will be held Friday, July 12th, 6-7 p.m. at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, Little Rock, Ark. (501) 372-1305.