Mr. Roy Paul Gates, Jr., age 91, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Miramar Beach, Fla. He was born July 25, 1921, in New York, N.Y., to Roy Gates Sr. and Irene Estey Gates.
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Mr. Gates was a resident of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., for 15 years moving from Dallas, Texas. He was a veteran of WWII serving his country in the United States Army, as a second lieutenant in the 101st Air Borne Division Company E. He was a member of the Bike Club and Camel Club in Santa Rosa Beach.
Mr. Gates is preceded in death by his parents and one son-in-law, Harry Richard Dannaker.
Mr. Gates is survived by his two daughters, Anne Dannaker of Westchester, Pa., and Hellen Jane Martin and husband, R.D., of Lake Dallas, Texas; two grandchildren, Sean Richard Dannaker and wife, Sheri, and Michael James Dannaker and wife, Doris; and one great-granddaughter, Mia.
Memorial services will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at the Camel Club; 247 East Hewitt Road, Santa Rosa beach, FL 32459.
You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at www.clary-glenn.com. Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
Published in Northwest Florida Daily News on Feb. 16, 2013