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Donald Ray Gates

October 19, 1949 — October 25, 2020

Donald Ray Gates, 71, passed from this life on Sunday, October 25, 2020, in Jonesboro, AR. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with friends and visiting with his sister, Betty Howard and Niece, Sheila Howard.
He was born on October 19, 1949 to Harris and Mildred (Hardin) Gates in Sikeston, MO.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, James, Johnny Allen and David Gates and one grandson Brandon Parker.
He is survived by one sister, Betty Howard of Paragould; one brother, Allen Gates of Hot Springs, AR; two daughters, Penny (Wesley) Gordone of Jacksonville, FL, Brandi Gosciniak of Paragouldtwo sons, Jason Gates and Dustin (Betty) Godfrey of Lafe, AR; five grandchildren Carlee, Lillian, Matthew, Bradley and Skylar Star. May nieces and nephews and other friends that he loved.
Arrangements are in care of Heath Funeral Home in Paragould. Memorials may be made in his honor at Heath Funeral Home.

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