Carroll "Bud" Milton Gates Jr., 81, of Granite City, IL, died Thurs. Mar. 13, 2014 in Granite City.
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He was born Mar. 8, 1933 in Detroit, MI to the late Bonnie Lynn Rice and Carroll Milton Gates.
On Mar. 8, 1985, he and Patricia J. Kelley were married in St. Louis, MO. She survives in Granite City, IL.
Bud was a very patriotic US Army Korean War veteran and worked for many years for the City of Granite City. He was a member of the Teamsters Union.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by: 2 daughters, Janet Heflin of Edwardsville, IL and Carmen Bettis of Granite City, a son, Michael Haralson of Oak Creek, WI, 6 grandchildren, Aaron, Kendra & Joshua Bettis, Joseph & Claire Heflin and Lindsey Haralson and a sister, Sharon Reevs of MI.
A memorial visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of memorial services at 6:00 p.m. Mon. Mar. 17, 2014 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made Gateway Hospice.
Online information and guestbook may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory
3939 Lake Drive
Granite City, IL 62040
(618) 931- 3939
Published in Edwardsville Intelligencer from Mar. 17 to Mar. 18, 2014