Mr. Robert “Alan” Gates, 56, passed away unexpectantly and went to his Heavenly home on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at his residence. Alan was born in Burke County, NC on April 22, 1966 and made his home in Shelby, NC with his family. Alan is preceded in death by his parents, Robert William Gates, father, Bonnie Alexander Gates, mother, and a sister. Alan is survived by his wife, Angie Hare Gates of the home and three children; Robert “Jed” Gates, a son, Caley Gates, a daughter, and Alana Gates, a daughter, all of the home as well. Also surviving, two nieces; Bonnie and Tabitha, another sister, three nephews, and numerous family and friends who loved him deeply. Alan was the owner of Alan Gates Sandblasting. In his free time, he restored hot rods, motorcycles, and antiques. Alan enjoyed going to car shows with his best friends, Phil Humphries, Chip Caldwell, and Mike Mellon.
A Memorial service will be held at 5pm, Monday, November 7, 2022 at Calvary Baptist Church with Speaker Chad Grigg. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 4pm at the church. The family will have a private burial on Tuesday at the family cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 320 Old Boiling Springs Road, Shelby, NC 28152 to help Alan’s children further their individual education.
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A service of Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory, Inc.