David Travis Gates

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David Travis Gates

David Travis Gates, 38, of Cleveland, joined the ranks of the Lord’s angels on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, after a short, but valiant struggle with ALS.

He left this earth in a deep and peaceful sleep, surrounded by his family.

He was born on Sept. 8, 1979, in Etowah, to Kenneth Lamar Gates and Neva Irene (Dabbs) Gates and was a lifelong resident of Cleveland. He graduated from Bradley Central High School in 1998. On May 29, 1999, he married Victoria Gail (Hawkins) Gates in Cleveland. He was a dedicated and loving father to his three wonderful children: Ryan Gates, Summer Gates and Tristan Gates.

In addition to his wife, Victoria, and his children, he is also survived by his mother and father, Lamar and Irene Gates; his four brothers: Steve Gibson, Rodger Gibson, Randy Gates and Rickie Gates, and wife, Judy; mother- and father-in-law Terry and James Gray; and numerous beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Kenneth Gates, Wesley and Beulah Mae (Callihan) Vaughn, and Ollis and Jewell (Campbell) Dabbs.

A Celebration of Life service is planned for 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at Companion Funeral Home, 2419 Georgetown Road N.W.

The family will receive friends two hours prior, from 1 to the 3 p.m. service time on Thursday.

Share a personal memory or your condolences with his family at his online memorial located at www.companionfunerals.com. 

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