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icon John Wooten Gates, age 96, beloved husband of Arlene Nelson; dad of Mary (Clayton), grandpa of Cole and Kate McLaughlin, uncle Bo of John and Charles. John was born and raised in the Knoxville,TN area and served in the Navy during WWII. John moved to Chicago in 1956, where he met his wife Arlene. For over 50 years, John worked in the insurance industry, the majority of time working in California. John loved his family, watching trains and was an avid reader. John was the true definition of a gentleman every day of his life. John was preceded in death by his brother, Samuel Turner and by his sister Frances. Donations should be made to Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter, 2050 Claire Court Glenview, IL 60025.

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Published in Chicago Tribune from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2, 2013
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