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John Edward Gates, Sr.

July 18, 1934 December 17, 2017
John Edward Gates, Sr.
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Obituary for John Edward Gates, Sr.

HILLSBOROUGH: Mr. John Edward Gates, Sr., age 83, died December 17, 2017. He was the son of the late William “Buster” Gates and Leonie Gates Penland. He was preceded in death by his brother, Billy Gates.

Mr. Gates enjoyed farming and retired from the City of Durham as a Warehouse Manager. He was a member of New Bethel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his children, Eddie Gates, Dexter Gates, Tony Gates, Terry Gates; siblings, Joyce Wilson, Linwood Gates, Clara Lee Parker, Warren Gates; former spouse, Jean Gates Poindexter; 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 1PM Saturday, January 20, 2017 at New Bethel United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu, of flowers memorial donations may be made to Duke Hospice Office of Development 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Hillsborough. Online condolences may be made at

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Durham, NC 27704

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