Jul 11 2017
Thomas Alan Gates, 53, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017. He was born March 19, 1964 in Marion, OH. Thomas had lived in Woodbine, GA for the past year coming from Oceanway in Jax, FL, attended Bowser High School and had attended The Anchor Church of God in Callahan, FL. He loved working on cars, with wood, was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother and will be dearly missed by all. Thomas was preceded in death by his brother, John Gates. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Donna Gates; sons, Brandon Gates (Anne), Thomas Gates II (Wendy); daughter, Cassandra Gates; mother, Barbara Malone; father, Howard Gates (Jan); brother, Michael Gates (Jennifer); sister, Brenda Kupiec; grandchildren, Thomas Gates III, Hannah Powell; numerous other family and friends. Memorial services will be held Friday, July 14 at 11am in the chapel of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 405 New Berlin Rd 32218, with Pastor Homer Holbrook officiating. The family will receive friends Friday beginning at 10am at the funeral home, 714-1110.