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Darrell Gene Gates

December 5, 1932 — October 18, 2023

Cherryville

Darrell Gene Gates, age 90, of Cherryville, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at Peak Resources.  He was born December 5, 1932, in Gaston County to the late William Bryce and Mae Louise Grigg Gates.  He was a Korean War Veteran of the United States Army.  He was a member and Past Commander of Cherryville American Legion Post #100. Darrell was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and enjoyed making communion wine. He retired from Carolina Freight and loved fishing.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Terrell Ann Gates Jetton; and siblings, Charles Elvin Gates and Camela Louise Harrelson.

 

Survivors include his wife, Becky Stroupe Gates; sons, Stephen Gates and wife, Faith and Jason Gates and wife, Linda; son-in-law, Frank Jetton; grandchildren, Jonathan Stevens (Becca), Bryce Gates (Sally), Michael Gates, Wesley Gates, Clayton Gates, and Parker Gates; devoted caregiver, Darla Wybiral; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 3:00 PM at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor G. Scott Homesley officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Military Honors.  The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:45 PM prior to the service in the Courtyard in front of the church due to health safety concerns.

 

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 100 Cherryville NC 28021.

 

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Visitation

Saturday, October 21, 2023

1:30 - 2:45 pm (Eastern time)

St. John's Lutheran Church

310 W Church St, Cherryville, NC 28021

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Funeral Service

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. John's Lutheran Church

310 W Church St, Cherryville, NC 28021

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Interment

Saturday, October 21, 2023

St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery

310 W Church St, Cherryville, NC 28021

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