Obituaries 2-11

Published: Monday, February 11, 2013 at 11:40 AM.

While flowers are welcome, the family requests that donations be made to the Sacred Heart foundation Emerald Coast, 7700 US Hwy. 98 W. Suite 300, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 and/or to LeBonheur Club Inc., 1047 Cresthaven Road, Memphis, TN 38139.

Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

Roy Paul Gates, Jr.

Mr. Roy Paul Gates, Jr., 91, passed away Feb. 7, 2013, in Miramar Beach, Fla.  He was born July 25, 1921, in New York, N.Y., to Roy Gates Sr. and Irene Estey Gates.

Mr. Gates   was a resident of Santa Rosa beach for 15 years moving from Dallas, Texas. He was a veteran of WWII serving his country in the United States Army as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 101st Air Borne Division Company E. He was a member of the Bike Club and Camel Club in Santa Rosa Beach.

Mr. Gates is preceded in death by his parents, and one son-in-law, Harry Richard Dannaker.

Mr. Gates is survived by his daughters, Anne Dannaker of Westchester, Pa., and Hellen Jane Martin and husband R.D. of Lake Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Sean Richard Dannaker and wife Sheri, and Michael James Dannaker and wife Doris; and one great-granddaughter, Mia.

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