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Billie Joe Gates

August 20, 1949 ~ September 23, 2019 (age 70)


Billie Joe Gates, 70, passed away Monday, September 23, 2019 at the Lexington V.A. Medical Center.

Born August 20, 1949 in Nicholas  County to the late Eugene Daniel & Gladys Johnson Gates, he was a U. S. Army veteran of Vietnam, a retired employee of Midwest Gas and was a longtime farmer.

Surviving are 2 sons: Eugene (Sarah) Gates and William Gates; 5 brothers: Eddie (Geraldine) Gates, Doug (Lois) Gates, Jimmie (Pat) Gates, David (Annie) Gates and Rickie Gates; a sister, Georgia Gilvin; and 4 grandchildren: Zachary & Raelyn Gates and Michael & Matthew Amann, along with several nieces and nephews.

Also preceding him in death were a daughter, Melanie Gates, a sister, Melanie Rachel Gates, and a brother-in-law, Billy Ray Gilvin.

Services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday at Drake-Whaley-McCarty Funeral Home by Bro. Jason Anderson. Burial with military honors will follow in Longview Cemetery at Bethel.

Casketbearers will be Todd, Darrin & Daniel Gates, Greg Gilvin, Keith Herron & Jimmy Dale McCann.

Honorary bearers will be Phillip Daniels, Tyler Downs, David, Christopher, Austin, Justin & Christian Gates, Ronnie Small, Jerry Smith and Wayne Tapp.

Visitation will be after 5:00 P.M. Friday.

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September 27, 2019

5:00 PM
Drake - Whaley

Funeral Service
September 28, 2019

10:00 AM
Drake - Whaley

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