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Gates, Kenneth E.

d. September 9, 2010

Kenneth E. Gates Jr. age 28, of Athens passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at his residence.

Survived byParents : Kenneth Gates, Sr. of Springfield
Constance Gates of Athens
Sister : Deanna (Mike) Fowler of Athens
Brother : Bryan (Joelle) Knoles of Springfield
Several Nieces & Nephews

Kenneth was born December 18, 1981 in Springfield, the son of Kenneth & Constance Taylor Gates.
He graduated from Williamsville High School in 2000.
Kenneth attended Athens Christian Church.
He was a welder by trade.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2010 from 2:00 PM until time of funeral service at 4:00 PM.

Rev. Ken Gennicks will officiate.
Memorials can be given to the “Kenneth Gates, Jr. Memorial Fund”.


  1. Connie,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you and yours.


  2. Connie and family, We are so sorry to hear about Kenny’s passing. He was a good friend and the memories we have of him will be held in our hearts forever. Kenny will be missed by us and so many others!

  3. Connie,

    I am so sorry to hear about Kenny, I know all too well the pain you feel when a loved one is taken away. My heart aches for you and for your family. Please lean on friends when you can, family and friends are the only thing (along with God), that will get you through this terrible tragedy. You have my number, use it any time, I truly mean that! God Bless.

    Dewaine, April, Sabrina and Emma Hoagland.

  4. Connie, We are so sorry to hear about your son. Our prayers are with you and your family as you seek for the faith and understanding to get through this difficult time. Please let us know if we can be of help in anyway. Sincerely, Kevin and Patt Wagner

  5. Connie and Ken, I was so saddened to hear of what happened. Both of you and all of your family will be kept in my thoughts as well as in my prayers. Deepest sympathy from my family to yours. God Bless.

  6. Connie and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless. Debbie, Glen, Mindy, Alex Naugle and our little ones

  7. Connie,

    Sarah and I are deeply sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family.

    J.Rob and Sarah Wilson

  8. Bryan, I am so sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lorie Shifflett

  9. We are very sorry for your loss.

    Rob Morris and Vickie Sandner 201 E Little St Athens, IL

  10. Connie,

    I am very sorry for your loss.

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