October 23, 1955 – February 2, 2021
Eugene Gates, 65, born on October 23, 1955, in Greensboro, Alabama, passed away peacefully in his home on February 2, 2021. Eugene will be remembered for his contagious smile, unique nicknames for everyone, and sense of humor. He leaves behind his children, Tiffany Gates; TiJaun (Lacey) Gates; Temarcus (Machelle) Gates; Jennifer (Tiffany) Hakey; Brittany Shears; Mandy Sheckles; and 16 granddaughters and 7 grandsons. He is also survived by his siblings, Willie James (Minnie) Gates; Howard (Lara Ann) Lee; Shirley (Tyrone) Moore; Betty Gates; Carolyn (Timothy) Gray; Flora (Carl) Rile; sister-in-law Ruby Poole; and brother-in-law Marvin Smith Sr. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Sarah Gates; his sister, Willie Nell Smith; his brother Walter Gates Sr.; and a grandson, Carter Sheckles. Funeral Service is 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Advantage-Mungovan, 2114 South Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, with calling two hours prior. For online condolences, please visit www.advantagemungovan.com.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Marcella Diane Brown Banks
February 25, 2021
Gone but not forgotten praying for the family so sorry for your lost amen
Thomas Family Alabama
February 12, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Eugene. We grew to love him as a great Nephew, Cousin, Father, Brother and Friend. Our prayer is that God will comfort your hearts during this most difficult time. We are here for you all. We love you all.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
February 12, 2021
Wow guys, so sorry to hear about your dad. He was always outspoken. Great since of humor. He loves his kids and everyone knew it. Especially his grand babies. Much love to all the family.