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John Edward Gates

October 24, 1927 — January 9, 2021

Waco, Texas

John Edward Gates, 93, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for eternity on January 9, 2021.

John was preceded in death by the love of his life of 69 years, Jean Marie Gates; sons, Steve and David.

John was a kind and loving man and father. He loved his family and the Lord.  He served others humbly, generously and graciously and he always believed the best of people.

John was an agent with State Farm Insurance for over 30 years and he was a life long Methodist.

Left behind to cherish his memories are sons Deane, Neil and wife Norma, Tommy and wife Jeni; Paul and wife Lisa; and daughter Nancy and her husband Alan; along with 15 grandchildren and 7great grandchildren.

At the request of our family, there will be no service.  We would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this time.

For those desiring, the family has suggested making a memorial contribution to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.


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