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Earl M. Gates

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Earl M. Gates Obituary
Earl M Gates August 12, 1947 - April 10, 2013 Earl M Gates, age 68 passed away on April 10, 2013 Earl is survived by his wife of 48 years, Glenda Gates, two children: Jeff Gates and Shannan Lindini, two grandchildren: Bailey Gates and Jency Gates, He also leaves behind his twin brother Gerald Gates and sisters: Florence Bradshaw, Ann Titsworth, and Joyce Pressley as well as many nieces and nephews. Earl is a Veteran of the Vietnam war and served with the Army. He grew up in nearby Shafter California. As a child he learned roofing from his Father. In 1992 along with his son Jeff Gates, Earl started his own business South Valley and Son Roofing. His success in business is attributed to his strong work ethic. Earl took great pride in his work. He carried the discipline and patriotism he learned in the Army into every aspect of his life. Earl was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather who lived every day of his life for his family. There was nothing more important to him and he worked tirelessly and selflessly. A graveside funeral service will be held on Wednesday April 17, 2013 at Bakersfield National Cemetery at 10:45 AM. Pastor Gary Long of Shafter Free Will Baptist Church will officiate. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Mish Funeral Home. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Apr. 14, 2013
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