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Richard "Dick" Clarence Gates


Last updated 6/16/2014 at 9:03am

Richard "Dick" Clarence Gates

Richard "Dick" Clarence Gates, of Etowah, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Life Care Center in Hendersonville, May 19, 2014. His family and friends will miss his friendly demeanor and wit.

He was born in Gardner, Mass. June 7, 1928, and was the son of Myrle Hyde Gates and Clarence C. Gates. Two loving wives, Mary Harris Gates, of Etowah, and Denise B. Gates, of Brevard, also predeceased him.

He graduated from Montclair High School in 1946 and from the University of Pennsylvania in 1951 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. Upon graduation, he was drafted during...

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