John Tyler Gatewood
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John Tyler Gatewood, 74, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018. A lifelong resident of the Peninsula, He retired from Tidewater Block in 2017 after 17 years. He was a member of the Bremond Masonic Lodge # 241 AF & AM. John was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Wanda T. Gatewood. He is survived by his Daughters, Sheryl Leek and her husband Howard and Kimberly Kinard and her Fiancé Steve; son, John T. Gatewood, Jr.; sister, Susan Love Gatewood; grandchildren, Amanda, Devon, Kelsey, Morgan, and Trent and great-grandchildren, Brianna and Logan. John's family, friends and anyone whom knew him will miss his intelligence, wit, stories, and humor. John held his family close to his heart, a loving, generous man with kind words, respect, and consideration for all. Service will be held at a later date. The family wishes expressions of sympathy to take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by Berceuse Funeral and Cremation Traditions in Hampton, 757-825-98070,

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Published in Daily Press on Aug. 26, 2018.
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August 30, 2018
So sorry to hear of John's passing. John was my assistant Pony League baseball coach when I played for the Braves at Anderson Park in the east end. What a great guy and coach. My thoughts and prayers are with John's family in this difficult time. God Bless.
John DiGiacomo
August 29, 2018
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. May your memories carry you through the days ahead. I'm sure John, Wanda and Wilroy are sharing memories and old stories.
Sandy Sammons
Sandy Sammons
August 26, 2018
My deepest sympathy is extended to the family of John. I knew him and Wanda in our younger days and lost contact with them. May you have peace in knowing they are together again. Anna Clemins
Anna Clemins
August 26, 2018
My thoughts and prayers go out to John's family and I share in their grief for the passing of a truly good man. I had the pleasure and honor to work with John many years ago at Noland Company, and I was fortunate to be able to call him my friend. I remember our time together outside of work on the golf course, various social events, and especially a couple of golf trips to the Master's tournament and Hilton Head.
John was always positive and forever supportive of others. He had a quick wit and always had a story to share. He was unfailingly fair and honest but would also be the first to prank or tease his friends. And he could take it as well as dish it out.
John is a true friend who will be sorely missed.
Jack Keller
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