, 83 of Williamstown, MO died Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.
He was born December 8, 1931 in Clark County, Missouri the son of Walter and Mary Franks Gates. On January 23, 1956 he was united in marriage to Wilma Kennedy in Kahoka, Missouri. She survives.
He is also survived by two sons, Ralph Gates of Canton, MO and Roland “Mike” Gates, of Williamstown, MO, two daughters, Rosemary Parker and her husband, Bob of Ursa, IL, and Ruth Bowers and her husband Gary of Kirksville, MO, four grandchildren, Nathan Gates, Carrie Parker, Nathaniel Parker and Katharine Parker, a sister-in-law, Shirley Gates of Blue Eye, MO, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, David and Calvin Gates.
He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Glenn was a longtime farmer in Clark County and had various odd jobs.
He was lifetime member of the American Legion and a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kahoka.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and always cherished his time with his children and grandchildren.
A gathering of remembrance was held from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka with family meeting with friends at that time. A rosary was recited by Pastoral Administrator Kristin Roth at 5 p.m. at the funeral home
Memorials may be made to the Lewis County Nursing Home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com
The Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka, MO is in charge of arrangements.
Acknowledgement of Military Service
The United States Army, the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars hereby acknowledge Comrade Glen Roland Gates served our country for one year in the United States Army.
He served as an artilleryman with Battery B, 200th Armored Field Artillery Battalion at Camp Polk, Louisiana attaining the rank of Private.
He was awarded and authorized to wear the following decoration: National Defense Service Medal
He received an honorable discharge 10 March 1954 and returned to Wyaconda, Clark County, Missouri.
The caissons have been muffled and the flag lowered for our comrade who joined the staff of the supreme commander 26 September 2015. On his final assignment we wish him fair skies and smooth pathways.