Robert Lee Gates, Jr.


October 31, 2019

Robert Lee Gates, Jr., 74, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Pensacola, Fla.

Mr. Gates was a native of Robinsonville and former resident of Atmore who had resided in Walnut Hill, Fla. for the past 40 years. A veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, where he was wounded and received two Purple Hearts, two Bronze Starts and a Silver Star, he worked for 50 years as a tug boat captain, accident-free his whole career. He was also a member and former deacon at the Antioch Freewill Baptist Church.

The funeral was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Min. Brad Su...

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