William Blanchard Gates, 83, of Dickinson died Feb. 12, 2013 at his residence.
He was born July 25, 1929 in Quincey, FL. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church. He was a former assistant superintendent with Standard Dredging Company.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Gates, Dickinson; three sons, Bobby E. Gates, Slidell, LA, Bennie C. Gates, Tucson, AZ, William Max Gates, Dickinson; one daughter, Judy C. Powell, Thomasville; two brothers, Curtis M. Gates, Altha, FL, Jimmie C. Gates, Alma; 10 grandchildren; 17 greatgrandchildren.
The service was Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Harvey Hutto officiating. Burial was in the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Scyrene.
Active pallbearers were Jerry Burkhart, Luther Parden, Mike Norris, John Green, Bud Dunn, Russell Broussard.
Honorary pallbearers were Tracey Powell, Travis Powell, Dalton Powell, Hunter Hughes, Tangie Powell, Nathan Gates, Shay Gates, Cameron Gates and the staff of Hospice Advantage of Monroeville.
Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.
O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed. (5-1tp)