Jerry Gates, 70, Tennyson

Jerry Gates, 70, passed away at his home on November 25, 2020.

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Jerry was born on November 1, 1950 to Bill Gates and Rose (Leonard) Norum.

He was a Vietnam veteran and he retired from Daramic in Owensboro, Kentucky and Alcoa in Newburgh, Indiana. Jerry was an avid outdoorsman who loved to deer hunt and bass fish; he participated in many bass fishing tournaments.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Mary Gates; eight children, Lisa Hannon of Evansville, IN Susan Gates of Tennyson, IN, Carolyn (Scott) Gates of Mariah Hill, IN, Donna Gates of Dale, IN, Jon (Tara) Burgdorf of Dale, IN, Tara Gates of Jasper, IN, Nicole (Ted) Lee of Fort Beale, CA, and Marty (Billie) Cooper of Dale, IN; one sister, Linda Gates of Evansville, IN; two brothers, Robert H. (Pat) Gates and Kenny (Connie) Gates of Dale, IN; eighteen grandchildren, Kylee Hannon-Mickey (Daniel), Haley K. Bruner, Taylor Hannon, Zackery Hannon, Daeshawn Gates, DaeVon Gates, Maya Smith, Rilee Anderson, Mazy Carpetner, Austin Lauderdale, Brianna Fussner (Don), Lacey Stepro, Kirsten Stepro, Destinee Gates-Stepro, Cameron Poole, Ashley Bartlet, Ava Lee, and Ivy Lee, and ten great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bruce and Bill Gates.

Services will be at 11:00 A.M on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Koehler Funeral home in Boonville, Indiana with Pastor Phill Elikofer officiating. Burial will be held at Garrison Chapel Cemetery in Gentryville, Indiana.

Visitation will be from 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 2, 2020 and before the services on Wednesday at 10:00 A.M at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made in Jerry’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Friends unable to attend may send a condolence to the family at

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