Doyle K. Gates
Funeral Date: 7/31/2017

Obituary:
Doyle K. Gates age 94, of Hermitage, AR died Thursday, July 27th at the St. Vincentís Infirmary in Little Rock, AR. He was born April 29th, 1923 in Farmville, AR a son of the late Quinnie E. Gates and Zola Bea Grider Gates. Mr. Gates was a farmer and a commercial fisherman on the Ouachita River his whole life. He loved to turkey and deer hunt which he did until this past hunting season. He was a fierce crappie fisherman and enjoyed taking his family and friends to Greens Lake and Pereogeethe Lake where he spent his life fishing. Doyle was a Christian and served in the Navy. He was educated in the school house at Marsden, AR where he would ride his bicycle miles to school with his sister Ardie Bea on the back and he graduated from the Hermitage Public Schools. Mr. Gates was preceded in death by his brothers, Oran ďDuceĒ Gates, Elbert Gates, Carl Gates, and his sister Ardie Bea Gates Green. 2 nephews David Green and Steve Hutsebout. He is survived by his brother R. L. Gates, Warren, AR. His nieces and nephews, David and Regina Gorman, Monticello, AR, Keith Gates, Warren, AR, Barbara Kay and Tom Boyer, Atlanta, GA, Beverley Hutsebout, Atlanta, GA. Sue Green and Karen Green both of Valparaiso, Ind. and Nahoko Green of Illinois. Funeral service was 2:00 PM Monday, July 31st at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Marty Reep and Rev. Tim McDaniel officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Active pallbearers were Brian Hutsebout, Keith Gates, Brandon Gorman, Steve Richardson, Tom Boyer, Stanley Johnson, and John Ragar. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Carol Grider, Kenneth Johnson, Rawls Deer Club, Wayne Sinclair, Grady Rawls, Robert Ragar, Kent Measel, Dr. Kerry Pennington, and Daniel Sellers. Burial was in Gravelridge Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home.

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Name: Edward Wright
Message: My deepest condolences for the Gates family

Name: Wilmot & Thelma Green
Message: R. L. and family, so sorry to hear this. May God gather you all in His loving arms and comfort you during this time of sorrow.

Name: Tammi Nowlin
Message: I am so sorry for your loss.

Name: Andy Gibbs
Message: Dear Gates Family: You are and will be in our thoughts and prayers. Mr. Gates gave me my first job at the age of 11. Money cannot buy the lessons we learned on his farm----show up on time, be willing to sacrifice and be consistent. Doyle Gates was a great American and his life was a positive influence on many.

Name: Morris & Carolyn Curry
Message: Always enjoyed visiting with Doyle; he was a gentleman who will be missed.

Name: Linda and Steve Jones
Message: R.L. and family may God give you peace and comfort now and the days ahead You are in our prayers .Linda and Steve Jones and Merline Pinson

Name: Jim and Linda Davis
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: Garrett Greene
Message: Condolences to the Gates Family

Name: Dana Harvey
Message: You all are in my prayers. Mr.Doyle was a dear, sweet man who spread sunshine wherever he went!! I have no doubt he is regaling tails of his many fishing adventures to the Heavenly Hosts.

Name: Rhonda and Gary Simmons
Message: Brandon and family, So sorry about Mr. Doyle. Prayers for you all.

Name: Klay & LaWanda McKinney
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Name: Eric Greer
Message: I spent many many hours hunting, fishing, trapping, learning, and just visiting throughout my life with this wonderful man. I grew up about a mile from him so I was always around, I looked at him as a father. When I flipped my truck he was the first person I seen reaching to help me out of the wreck. Mr. RL and family you have my deepest sympathy. The loss of this great man will be felt by many.

Name: Midge McGinnis
Message: Mr. Doyle was a dear friend and customer of mine at First State Bank.He will be missed by his family and I am so sorry for your loss.

Name: Tammy Evans Hensley
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Name: Donna & Jim Bob McDougald
Message: Such a gentle man, Mr Doyle will be missed. Prayers for the family.

Name: Carroll Stuart
Message: Very sorry to hear about Doyle. He was a kind and gentle man and a great friend of the Stuart family. I believe he and Vance are celebrating and telling great stories of their hunting and fishing trips.

Name: Tom Chidester
Message: RIP! GOD BLESS ALL!

Name: TINA BATTLES
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Name: Carla Miller
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Name: Melanie Elkins
Message: We considered Doyle part of the Furgerson family. We will miss him.