Raymond Gates - 65

1/24/1949 - 12/23/2014

Stillman Valley, IL

Raymond T. Gates, 65, of Stillman Valley and formerly of Kings, died Tuesday, December 23, 2014 in Swedish-American Hospital, Rockford. Born January 25, 1949 in Rochelle, the son of Hugh T. and Mardell F. (Hoppe) Gates. Raymond was employed as shipping manager at F.N. Smith Corp. in Oregon over 20 years, retiring in 2010. He was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and loved his grandson Ian dearly. Survived by sons: Jason (fiancé Jodi Kyle) Gates of Stillman Valley and Eric Gates of Rockford; and grandson, Ian Gates. Preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Erica Dawn Gates. Graveside services will be held at 2:30pm Friday January 2, 2015 in White Rock Cemetery, Kings with Pastor Randy Snider, First Baptist Church of Byron, officiating. Visitation Friday 1:00-2:00pm in Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Stillman Valley. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Visitation:

1-2pm Friday Jan,2, 2015 in Stillman Valley funeral home

Graveside Service:

2:30pm Friday Jan. 2, 2015 in White Rock Cemetery, Kings

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