GARY LEE GATES, 73, of Sidney passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 5:21 PM at his residence. He was born on July 17, 1946 in Sidney, Ohio, the son of the late John and Viola (Allen) Gates. On March 5, 1988, Gary married the former Patricia Cotterman, who preceded him in death December 24, 2004.
He is survived by seven children, Robert (Tina) Barga, Mike (Amanda) Barga, Bruce Barga, Gary Wesley Gates, Viola "Nikki" (Michael) Woods, Heather (Mark) Michael and Kayla Gates; sixteen grandchildren and five siblings, Robert (Genene) Gates, Rose Clark, Raymond (Maxine) Gates, May Hughes and John (Sandy) Gates. Gary was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
Mr. Gates retired after many years of service at Ross Aluminum as a Foreman. Gary enjoyed fishing, camping and loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday February 12, 2020 at 12 PM at Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home 302 S. Main Ave Sidney. Burial will follow at Shelby Memory Gardens in Sidney, Ohio. Friends may visit from 10 up until the time of service at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Gates family at our website, www.cromesfh.com
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