Gary Gates

Obituary of Gary Gates

Gary "Mighty Fine" Gates passed away on March 28th, 2023. He was 68 years old.


Gary was born on May 16, 1954 in Columbia, South Carolina to parents Charles and Margaret Gates. He leaves behind his wife of 27 years, Pam Gates. He also leaves behind children Sean and Katie. He also leaves behind his two dogs, who he loved very much, Trump and Huckabee, plus his four cats.


He enjoyed woodworking. He also enjoyed doing yardwork. Gary built his and Pam's home "with his two bare hands." He enjoyed spending time with his friends and loved to tell jokes. In his younger days, he was a member of a Darts team where he won a State championship and won a trip to Las Vegas. He was also a Scout Master and a great leader to his scouts.


A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 1st, 2023 at 2pm at Millcreek United Methodist Church in Columbia, SC. 


Memorial Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 1, 2023
Millcreek United Methodist Church
1041 Old Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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