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Jeff Arlan Gates

April 10, 1927 - October 4, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: October 13, 2018

Jeff Arlan Gates, 91, of Edwardsville, Illinois, born Sunday, April 10, 1927, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Thursday, October  4, 2018 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Illinois.

Jeff was the owner of Gates Auto-Electric in East St. Louis, Illinois. He was a member of St. George Episcopal Church, Belleville, Illinois, St. Louis Astronomical Society, Past Commodore Boulder Yacht Club, St. Louis Science Center Volunteer, Lewis & Clark Museum Volunteer, and a United States Navy World War II Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Jefferson W. and Sybil, nee Kilpatrick, Gates

Surviving are his:

  • Loving Wife of 66 years: Barbara S., nee McCoy, Gates of Edwardsville, IL
  • 2 Sons
    • Jeffrey C. (Mary Ann) Gates of Edwardsville, IL
    • Robert B. (Ramona) Gates of Troy, IL
  • 5 Grandchildren
    • Christen M. (Joe) Wall
    • Steven W. Gates
    • Kaitlin S. Gates
    • Joshua C. Gates
    • Aymara Rivero
  • Great-Granddaughter: Blake Bielby
  • Sister-in-Law: Diane (Walter) Fisk of SC

Memorials: Memorials may be made to St. George Episcopal Church, Belleville or Vitas Hospice.

Visitation:  Visitation from 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Saturday, October 13, 2018 at St. George Episcopal Church in Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, , October 13, 2018 at the church, with Father Dale Coleman officiating.  Interment will be at 2:00 pm at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois.