Melvin Gates

Obituary of Melvin Gates

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Mr. Melvin Gates was born to Caleb and Julie King Gates on Saturday, March 22, 1924 in Beckville, Texas. He united in marriage to Laretta Dixon Gates. He enjoyed taking care of his family, hunting, taking daily walks, picking up cans and watching sports on television.

Mr. Gates departed his earthly life on Thursday, September 24, 2020. His wife, Laretta Dixon Gates; four sons, Jesse Gates, James Gates, Charles Gates and Willie Pete Williams; one daughter, Brelone Washington; parents, Caelb and Julie Gates; four brothers; six sisters; one granddaughter, Tammy Bruce; and one grandson, Johnny Davis, preceded him in death. He leaves to cherish his memory:


Sons:                     Morgan Gates

                              John Johnson

                              Steve Johnson


Granddaughters: Wanda Booker

                              Lisa Sims

                              Morganette Gates

                              Shun Gates

                              Jasmine Booker


Along with a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

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12:00 pm
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Red Bank Cemetery
12 Private Road
Hooks, Texas, United States
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Melvin Gates

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Melvin Gates

1924 - 2020

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