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William Christian Gates

September 17, 1949 ~ October 13, 2019 (age 70)


WILLIAM CHRISTIAN GATES, 70, of Sidney passed away unexpectedly due to result of a motorcycle accident Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Tipp City. He was born on September 17, 1949 in Monett, Missouri, the son of the late William and Dorcas (Williams) Gates Sr.

He is survived by sister, Judith (Charles) Readinger of Springfield, MO.

Mr. Gates was employed by Emerson Climate Technologies as a Project Engineer. William enjoyed riding his motorcycle and was a collector of various items. William loved animals so much that he was a past president of the Shelby County Humane Society. He was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Sidney for over 20 years.

A Memorial Service will be held October 18, 2019 at 11:30 AM at Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home 302 S. Main Ave Sidney with Rev. Robert Akins officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to charity of donor's choice in Chris's memory. Condolences may be expressed to the Gates family at our website,

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Memorial Service
October 18, 2019

11:30 AM
Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
302 S. Main Avenue
Sidney, OH 45365

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