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Steve Edmond Gates, III

May 3, 1943 ~ January 4, 2018 (age 74)

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Funeral Service
January 9, 2018

2:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Chapel
222 S Cincinnati Ave
Sperry, Oklahoma 74073

Funeral services for Steve Edmond Gates III, 74, of Tulsa, were held Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Johnson Funeral Chapel in Sperry, OK. Phillip Johnson officiated and burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry, OK. Casket bearers were Charlie Gates, Steve E. Gates, Bucky Gates, Taylor “Kevin” Scullawl-Gates, Steven Gates, and Zane Scullawl-Gates. Honorary casket bearers were Shawn Kirby, Kenneth Gates, and Dennis Beasley.

Steve was born May 3, 1943 in Chelsea, OK to Steve Edmond Jr. and Wanda Ideana (Fry) Gates. He passed away January 4, 2018 in Tulsa, OK.

Steve was veteran of the United States Air Force and Army. He served as part of the 2851st Air Base Group from March 1961 – March 1965. In the Army, he served as part of the 202nd MP Company from September 1965 – September 1968, and in the 410th MP Company from December 1968- January 1972. He loved to go hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Chong Gates; children, Charlie Gates and wife Mendy of Bixby, Bucky L. Gates and wife Jerica R. Scullawl-Gates of Collinsville, and Steven Gates and wife Tami of Talala; grandchildren, Elizabeth Gates of Bixby, Ashlyn N Gates, of Collinsville, Taylor D Scullawl-Gates of Collinsville, Zane B. Scullawl-Gates of Collinsville, Alayna K. Gates of Talala, Ann M. Gates of Talala, and Steve E. Gates of Talala; sister, Sandra K. Gates of Hulbert; brother, Kenneth Lloyd Gates of Garnett, KS; aunt, Ruth Vandergrif; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Steve, Jr and Wanda Gates; brother, Bascum Eugene Gates; and sister, Patricia Louise Gates-Skaggs.

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