Joseph Earl Couts (Gates)

June 4, 1976December 30, 2020

Joseph Earl Couts (Gates), age 44, of Willoughby Hills, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. Joseph was born June 4, 1976 in Cleveland, OH.

A visitation for Joseph will be held Sunday, January 17, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Cummings & Davis Funeral Home, 13201 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44112. A wake private will occur Monday, January 18, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM at Messiah Ministries COGIC (inside Glenville Church), 9009 Wade Park, Cleveland, OH 44106. A funeral service private will occur Monday, January 18, 2021 at 10:30 AM at Messiah Ministries COGIC (inside Glenville Church), 9009 Wade Park, Cleveland, OH 44106. A burial will occur at Lake View Cemetery, 12316 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-4313.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Couts (Gates) family.


17 January


3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Cummings & Davis Funeral Home

13201 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44112

18 January

Wake for Immediate Family Only

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Messiah Ministries COGIC (inside Glenville Church)

18 January

Funeral Service for Immediate family Only

10:30 am

Messiah Ministries COGIC (inside Glenville Church)


Joseph Earl Couts (Gates)

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Tiffany Coleman

January 17, 2021

Joe was a great friend of my family. Him and my significant other (Paul) was very close. Paul called joe his soul brother. Joe was a great guy. He is definitely missed.

“Gone from our sights, but never from our hearts”

Crystal Dangler

January 17, 2021

Joe Joe, as my mother lovingly called him was a kind and loving man. I grew up with Joe as a loving brother to me and the University Suburban family. He was always there to give me advice and keep me entertained with his jokes! He was the son my mother never had! He greeted her with a smile and giant hug each day at work! We will miss our Joe Joe but his memory will never be forgotten!

Crystal and Wonda Dangler

Thomas O'Brien

January 16, 2021

Dear Candice and family

Joe had a heart of gold, he was so kind and thoughtful. His smile brightened your day and filled your heart with positive energy. He was so funny and made you laugh until you had tears coming down your face. He will be dearly missed but not forgotten. We are shocked to hear of his passing, “God Bless Joe” that one day we meet again. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you

Tommy, Ginger, Dom and Gia O’Brien

Tunisha Holcomb-Black

January 16, 2021

I remember the good times we had with Joe. He would always have us laughing and smiling no matter what the situation was. I remember going ice skating with Joe the kids and my family. He would run real fast and slide across the ice it was hilarious. I have a few pictures to reminisce about Joe. He was a great uncle to my children and a great brother to have. We will all miss him. And condolences to his family and children.

Edward Smith

January 15, 2021

Joe , was always a caring and giving soul . He really enjoyed bringing happiness and joy to others. He will be missed but he will forever be in our Hearts!!!

Ed &Tammy Smith

JaPorscha Booker

January 11, 2021

I have so many favorite memories with my dad but my favorite is when he was there for the birth of my girls. It meant a lot to know that my girls would have him in their life, just like I did and would be able to enjoy his company and learn from him and he teach them and help them grow just like he did me and brother’s and be happy to call him papa J ,just how I was to call him my dad, friend, hero.Joe was was a very special person to me, we always talked. Really going to miss him and our talks or him just being around making us laugh. Love you dearly.

Marge Lechner

January 8, 2021

Candice, Jayden and family,

God welcomed on special angel on 12-30. Joe, from the first time I met him stole my heart. He was the kindest, loving and helpful young man. He would help anyone. His love of the Lord shined right through him. Everyone loved him. I will miss my dear friend. May God our Father Grant Joe Eternal Peace and Happiness.

Paulette Moss

January 5, 2021

To Candace,

You have my deepest sympathy and I will be Praying for you and your Family. Please let me know if you need anything. I will be keeping in touch and checking on you.

Paulette Moss & Family