Mr. Gates was the youngest of 11 children, eight of whom have preceded him in death. His granddaughter was the light of his life. Glenn was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sammie Lee and Willie M., nee Trammell, Gates; his eight siblings; and a step-son, Tony Pacella.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, nee Walvoord, Gates;
one son, Michael Gates of Belleville, IL;
one granddaughter, Taylor Gates;
two sisters, Ethel Ross and Carolyn Gates of Atlanta, GA;
one brother, Eugene Gates of Killeen, TX;
a host of nieces and nephews;
and other relatives.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to a college fund for Taylor. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, January 25, 2019 at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, January 25, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Burial with military honors will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.