Gates, Tony Dewayne (Cleveland)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Tony Gates
Tony Gates

Tony Dewayne Gates, 46, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017, in a local hospital.

Tony was born to George and Diane Gates in Cleveland. He was the eldest of two sons and a life-long resident of Cleveland. He was a 1989 graduate of Bradley Central High School and attended Oak Grove Baptist Church where he was on the audio team. Tony had a great love for the mission field in which he was a regular participant. Tony found great joy in helping others and will greatly be missed by his family, friends and all those who knew him.

Tony is survived by his parents, his grandmother Edith Gates and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his younger brother Joe Dale Gates, his grandparents Lonnie Gates, David Thompson, Ann Thompson, his aunts Freda Wilson, Millie Gamble, Judy Gates and his uncle Billy “Catfish” Ledford.

A Remembrance of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services Wildwood Ave. Chapel with Reverend Homer Roberts and Pastor Jonathan Powell officiating. The interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Wesley Gates, Stevey Gates, Aaron Woods, Brian Thompson, Jeff Gates, Tim Wilson, Jimmy John Giles and Christopher Patterson serving as casket bearers.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 5-8 p.m. at Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services Wildwood Ave. Chapel.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Tony’s honor to Oak Grove Baptist Church, 4452 Bates Pike, Cleveland, Tn. 37323. 



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