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Robert C. Gates Obituary
Gates, Robert C. "Slick" Age 69 years, died Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Adventist LaGrange Hospital. Born in Osceola, Ark. he resided in Joliet for many years. JTHS class of 1961, A US Army veteran (Vietnam). Member of Local #150 Operating Engineers. Preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers and 1 sister. Robert is survived by his devoted wife, Janetta Jean Gates, a son Richard (Alexis) Gates of Indianapolis and daughter Darnella (Jerry) Evans of Joliet. Three brothers, Alvin (Susan) Gates, Rev Roger (Lynette) Gates, and Kenneth (Rita) Atkinson. Eight sisters: Geneva Carradine, Emma Clerk, Linda Edwards, Cheryl Cooper, Beverly Dixon, Ellen Baskin, Carol Gates, Juanita Criss. Father-in-law Richard McGill, devoted friend James Nash, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Funeral services will be Saturday, 11AM at Holy Temple C.O.G.I.C. (16 Union St) Rev. Roger Gates officiating. Visitation Friday 2-8PM at Range Funeral Home and Saturday, 10-11AM at the Church. Entombment Tuesday at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
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Published in The Herald-News on Oct. 25, 2012
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