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Larry Gates

Larry Joe Gates

Saturday, December 9th, 1950 - Sunday, January 13th, 2019
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Obituary

Larry Joe Gates, 68, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

He was born on December 9, 1950 to the late Howard C. and Lucille Moss Gates.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 49 years, Deborah C. Gates; one son, Joey Gates and his brother Don Gates.

Larry is survived by his son, Christian Gates, adopted daughter, Brittany Spindle; 9 grandchildren, Heather Obregon, Tiffany Hall, Alexander Gates, Bryon Gates, Jordan Gates, Brookelyn Gates, Alexis Gates, Danielle Spindle and Joseph P. Gates. Also surviving are 5 great-grandchildren and his postal girls, Paulette Pearson Washington and Buffy Christensen.

Larry enjoyed spending time with his family and it always put a smile on his face to be around them. He could always bring you joy, but also knew how to put you in your place. He could always give you a perspective. He was full of life and lived it to the fullest.

He will dearly missed by his family and friends.

The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Baker-Post Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 10001 Nokesville Road, Manassas, Virginia. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Interment will be private and at a later date.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Baker-Post Funeral Home & Cremation Center
    Address
    10001 Nokesville Road
    MANASSAS, VA 20110
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  • Service

    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Baker-Post Funeral Home & Cremation Center
    Address
    10001 Nokesville Road
    MANASSAS, VA 20110
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Posted at 09:44am
~Do you know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?-Terry Pratchett. This quote fits the remembrance of Larry. He not only gave his time and talents to our patients and guests but most importantly he always knew how to brighten your day. Larry was full of laughter and his heart was bigger than life itself. He had a sharp wit and was always quick with a good joke. We always looked forward to seeing and spending time with him on our Saturday early mornings. He was the start of our Saturday mornings to a long day that made us feel like our time together was indispensable. At the end of our day together we were already looking forward to our next Saturday morning with him. He will always be remembered by our Saturday team, Escarlen, Irene, Sandy, and Alex.
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The Novant Health Auxiliary

Posted at 09:38am
Our hearts are very sad today. What a good and generous man Larry Gates was. Larry gave his time and talents here at Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center in Guest Services where he helped our patients and guests. He truly made a difference in our community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends and hope that they find comfort in their memories of Larry. He will be very much missed.
With our deepest condolences, the Novant Health Auxiliary, Alex, and the Volunteer staff, Liz, April, and Jude
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