Clifford Ted Gates
Funeral Date: 11/25/2018

Obituary:
Clifford Ted Gates, age 80, of Warren, AR, died Friday, November 23, 2018, at Chapel Woods Health & Rehabilitation. He was born October 25, 1938, in Malvern, AR, a son of the late Willie E. Gates and Cora Smith Gates. Cliff was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving in Vietnam. He was on Johnston Island in 1958, and observed the testing of two nuclear bombs and was also an air traffic controller. Aviation continued playing a big part in his life, he was a former FAA examiner, flight instructor, member of the Civil Air Patrol, and a retired corporate pilot for Potlatch Corporation. He also was the owner and operator of Cliff’s Fried Chicken in Warren for four years, had a Honda motorcycle dealership in Warren for six years and was a 32nd degree Mason. In his spare time, he loved camping, fishing and archery. Also, preceding Cliff in death was his mother Georgia Gates and a brother J.W. Gates. Survivors are his wife Elizabeth Savage Gates whom he married January 18, 1958. One son Glenn Gates (Chrystola), of Moro Bay, AR. One daughter Teresa Hargis and spouse Kim of Wilmar, AR. Three brothers Charles Gates of Virginia Beach, VA, Jerry Gates of Warren, AR, and Terry Gates of Virginia Beach, VA. Two sisters Willie Mae Wheeler and Linda Stucks Taylor both of Warren, AR. Six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. His special canine companion Andee. Funeral service was 1:30 p.m. Sunday, November 25, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Burial with flag presentation was in Adams Singer Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Melvin Mills, Chase Cox, Dale Wheeler, Jerry Gates, Tom Wooten, and Randy Wiggins. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Wiggins, Barney Sims, Greg Doster, Danny Taylor, and Steve Rand.

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Name: Toni Carr Miller
Message: I love you all and am so sorry for your loss.

Name: Merline Pinson
Message: Liz and family so sorry to hear about the passing of Cliff.May god give each of you comfort and peace.You are in my prayers.

Name: Linda and Steve Pennington-Jones
Message: Liz and family praying for each of you.May God give you comfort and peace at this time and the days ahead

Name: Tammy York
Message: My love and prayers are with all the family. I never remember Cliff without a smile on his face.

Name: William Sasman
Message: Praying for Cliff and Liz. God be with him and family They gave us so much sunshine in our time with them.

Name: Robert& Laverne Laster
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Name: Beverly and Jerry Davis
Message: Thoughts and prayers

Name: Norman and Sandra Word
Message: Liz & Family: So very sorry to hear about Cliff! You all are in our prayers!

Name: Melinda Hoskins-Sarwar
Message: Cousin Liz, I am so sorry to hear about Clifford. Please know that you and the family are in my prayers.

Name: Klay & LaWanda McKinney
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Name: Danny and Brenda Adair
Message: Prayers for your family. Sorry for your loss.

Name: Neil and Regina St John
Message: Mrs. Liz, Teresa, Glenn, and family--We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Clifford. May God give you peace at this time.

Name: Eddie & Vicki Groves
Message: Liz,Teresa and Glenn, so sorry to hear about Cliff, love and prayers to all of you.

Name: Larry & Donna Taylor
Message: Liz & Family, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Cliff was a very special friend. Prayers for you all.

Name: June West
Message: So sorry for your loss of Cliff. Prayers for all of your family.

Name: Nancy McBee
Message: I am so very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort and peace in all the love and prayers offered at this time.

Name: Kay Lawrence
Message: I am so very sorry to hear of your loss - he obviously was a very special individual ...having done much for his Country and local community. My grandfather was also a 32nd degree Mason. Much love to all of you

Name: Judy Rankin
Message: Clifford was a great guy our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Name: Lou Dennis
Message: I’m so very sorry to head of Cliff’s passing, Liz & famkly. To be absent from this body is to be present with the Father II Corinthians 5.6-7 May God bless y’all real good.

Name: Gerald Baker
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Name: Lisa Mann
Message: To all the family I’m so sorry to hear about Mr Clifford my mom Darlene has always thought a lot of you all through the years and so have we all sending special prayers for you during this horrible loss.

Name: Tammy Evans Hensley
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Name: Charles & Gayle Simpson
Message: Liz and family, God grant you grace, comfort and peace. You are in our prayers.

Name: Lauri Beckner
Message: Liz, Theresa, What can I say to add to the love that surrounds you? Mr Cliff was quite a man. I wish for you all, peace and comfort in the coming days, weeks and months. Thinking of you.

Name: Karon Marks
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Name: Renious & Nancy Harton
Message: Liz and family, Sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: Rhonda and Gary Simmons
Message: Liz and family, We are sorry for your loss. May God comfort you all during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Sam & Brenda Mercer
Message: Liz we are so sorry to hear about Clifford, praying God will keep you & your Family in his perfect peace now and in the days ahead

Name: Danny Adams
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Name: Bob and Flora Bridges
Message: Our deepest condolences in the loss of your dear brother, Linda and Jerry. May the Lord grant his family His peace that surpasses all understanding.

Name: John & Brenda Wisener
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Name: Dave Milligan
Message: We had fun flying together. Sorry to hear of his passing. Our prayers are with you Liz and family.

Name: Bill Miles
Message: We just received the sad news and are so very sorry for your loss.

Name: Rusty & Mary Ann McDougald
Message: So sorry for the loss of Cliff. May God bless and keep you all.

Name: Tammy Anders-Benbrook
Message: Teresa and Family, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you during this difficult time.

Name: Sonny Sipes
Message: Sorry for your loss

Name: BERNADINE JONES
Message: Only strength and comfort God will give you will help you to be able to face each day without the one you loved so much. Hopefully, knowing you will be reunited in another time and place will give added comfort. God Bless Your Family!

Name: Chris, Liz, Seth, Faith (In Memory) & Cayden Reed
Message: Your family is in our prayers.