Jimmy Dean Gates Jimmy Dean Gates, 73 of Overbrook, Kansas passed away on Wednesday February 19, 2014. He was born on October 15, 1940 in a farm house near Paola, KS to the late Lloyd and Floy (Bingham) Gates. Jim graduated from Paola High school and received a Bachelor s Degree in animal husbandry from Kansas State University in 1962. He was united in marriage with Mary Ruth Gasaway on February 1, 1964 in Wichita, KS. Jim and Mary recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Jim was a very respected member of the Overbrook community. He served as City Council President. He was an active member of the Overbrook Rotary Club where he served as President for two years and received the Paul Harris Fellow award in 1985. He served as secretary for Ridgeway Lodge #62. He served on the committee that was instrumental in getting the Jones Park of Overbrook built. Jim was also a member of the Overbrook United Methodist Church After leaving the farm, Jim s first job was as a salesman for Henry Sales and Service in Topeka, KS. Jim and Mary owned and operated Four Corners Implement Company from 1969-1991. Jim worked as a salesman for Murphy Tractor Company in Topeka, KS where he retired after 14 years of service. Jim is survived by his wife Mary of the home; two children, Todd Gates of Overbrook and Debra Jones who also resides in Overbrook with husband Darin Jones; five grandchildren, Chelsie LeAnne Gates, Brandon James Jones, Trevor Lee Jones, Lauren Ruth Gates, Ryan Dean Gates and one great-grandson Aries Lee Jones; one sister Donna Kern of Paola, KS. Jim will be remembered as a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and Great Friend. Jim was also an avid K-State fan, GO CATS! Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 24th at Overbrook United Methodist Church, Overbrook KS. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 25th at Overbrook United Methodist Church. The family suggests memorial contributions to Overbrook United Methodist Church, Overbrook, KS c/o Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 268, Overbrook, Kansas 66524. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com. Jimmy Dean Gates
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Feb. 24, 2014