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Robert Gates
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Robert James Gates, age 75, passed away December 3, 2017 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS. He was born December 27, 1941 in Jackson, MS.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents, William A, Gates, Sr. and Pauline Smith Gates and a brother Donald Ray Gates.
He is survived by his brothers William A. (Bill) Gates, Jr., (Norma Jean), and Kenneth Lee Gates (Patty), sisters, Linda Gates Hebert, Betty Lynn Gates, and a number of nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.
He graduated from Lafayette High School in Lafayette, LA and attended college at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He served in the US Army and was employed by the Kwik Stop in Wiggins, MS for a number of years where he made many lifelong friends. Robert was a true horticulturist as he enjoyed growing peppers and pot plants at his home in Wiggins.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
Services will be 3:00 p.m., December 4, 2017 at Moore Funeral Service in Wiggins with burial to follow in Crossroads Cemetery. Visitation will be one prior to the service at the funeral home. Moore Funeral Service in Wiggins is in charge of the arrangements.


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