Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel

3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Dayton, OH


Ralph Edward Gates

May 1, 1949January 9, 2020

Ralph Edward Gates, 70, passed into eternal rest on January 9 at the Hospice Care Center in Hazard, Kentucky. Formerly of Beavercreek and Bradford, Ohio, he had been a resident of Kentucky since 2007. The second of four children, Ralph was born in Piqua, Ohio on May 1, 1949 to Gus Edward and Mary Elizabeth (Monnin) Gates. A tool maker and machinist by profession, Ralph was an avid and knowledgeable collector of antiques and memorabilia. He enjoyed fishing, loved turtles and dogs, and was a protector of all wildlife. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Joette; daughter, Kelly (Kurt); sons, Tony (Rhonda), Steven, and Mark (Amy); grandchildren, Kate, Kyle, Morgan, Bradly, Andrew, Cody, Kaleb, Aleesha, Noah, and Shelby; and great-grandchildren, Addiline and Lincoln. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Spay It Forward, P.O. 653, Beattyville, Kentucky 41311 for their free spay and neuter program in eastern Kentucky. Honorary pallbearers: Ron Barrett, Gregg Cross, Glenn Duff, Mike Foley, Mike Motz, Kyle Napier, Dan Potter, Blake Shortill, and Ian Teal. A memorial mass will be held at 11am, January 25, 2020 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Campton, KY.


25 January

Memorial Mass

11:00 am

Good Shepherd Catholic Church

525 Main St.
Campton, Kentucky 41301


  • Visitation Sunday, January 19, 2020
  • Memorial Service Sunday, January 19, 2020


Ralph Edward Gates

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Teresa Thompson

January 15, 2020

Joette & Family, so sorry to hear of your loss to you & the children. Our prayers go out to all of you & to all his family and friends. God willing, we all will meet again with all our family & friends.
His sister, Dolly, brother-in-law Jerry, nephew, Shane, & niece, Crystal.

Robert Stonerock

January 12, 2020

Bud, You were like an uncle to me growing up in Bradford. I remember that you loved Bulldogs. I often think of what life would have been like if my aunt Marcella had survived the auto accident. You were a good mentor and a friend. I will miss you! I am sorry that we lost contact many years ago. I'll see you at the pearly gates when my time comes. Rest in peace old friend!

Phyllis L. Robinson

January 12, 2020

Much sympathy to you and family
, greatly enjoyed his hospitality at your lovely home.

Linda Hunt

January 12, 2020

Kelly and Kurt and family so sorry for your loss. Comfort and Prayers to all.