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Jack L. Gates, 91

Jack L. Gates, 91

Jack L. Gates, 91, of Hendersonville, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 at Spring Arbor West.
A native of Long Beach CA and a resident of Henderson County for 8 years he was a son of the Charles and Eva Gates. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Dowd Gates who died in 1998; son, Jim Gates; brothers, and Jimmy and Gordon Gates.
Jack retired from Texaco Oil Co. after 356 years of employment and was a member of the Anointed Word Church. He served in the U.S Army in the South Pacific area during WWII as a decoder.
He was known for his sense of humor and his love for the Lord, his love for his family and his church family. He belonged to a shuffle board club. He donated many times to Interfaith Ministry and encouraged others to donate in letters to the paper. He loved the trip he made to Washington DC with the Honor Air flight.
Survivors include his daughter, Carol Barnes of Hendersonville; son, Chris Gates and his wife Debbie of Hendersonville; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Glenn Gates and his wife Dixie of CA; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Anointed Word Church in Hendersonville.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.