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Arthur Gates

Arthur Allen Gates

Friday, July 13th, 1945 - Saturday, January 5th, 2019
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Arthur Allen Gates (Art), age 73, of Arlington, TX, passed into the arms of our Eternal Father on Saturday evening, January 5, 2019, after a very lengthy illness that began in April of 2017. During his lengthy illness, he was a warrior, a fighter until the end, and never complained of anything, even at the end.

Final arrangements are being handled by Wade Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, TX, 76013. Funeral services will be held at Sagamore Baptist Church, 2301 Dottie Lynn Parkway, Fort Worth, 76120, on Saturday, January 12, Reverend Bobby Atwell presiding. Graveside services will be held at Moore Memorial Gardens on Tuesday, January 15. Visitation will be at Wade Funeral Home on Friday, January 11, from 6pm until 8pm.

Art was born on July 13, 1945, in Wichita Falls, TX. He graduated from Rider High School and attended Midwestern State University. Art was married to Pat Gates of Bedford, TX in 2003, after meeting in 2001 at a church fund raiser for 9/11 families and victims. Art worked as a main frame computer programmer for most of his working career years, most recently at Taylor Corporation, formerly known as Venture Solutions. Prior to going to work at Taylor Corporation, he was employed by Dallas County Appraisal District for many years.

Art loved the Lord, Billy Graham, Dale Earnhardt, fast cars - most especially Corvettes, NASCAR races, the Texas Longhorns, our fur babies, and most especially he loved Pat and his daughter, Summer, unconditionally.

Art is survived by his wife, Pat; his daughter, Summer Martin, of Wylie, TX; our grandchildren, Kyle Martin and Kady Martin; his son-in-law, Jason Martin; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Becky Morton and Dave Morton of Bedford; his only nephew, Dawson Morton; and his mother-in-law, Nana R. Gallagher, who he loved like his own. Our Golden Retriever is still looking for his best play friend.

Everyone that ever met Art loved him and knew what a gentle, kind, loving person he was. He would greet everyone he ever met with a sweet smile and kind words.

Art is preceded in death by his loving parents, James Allen Gates and Leonida (Sandefur) Gates.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to:
Sagamore Baptist Church - Adult 5 Sunday School Class, ATTN: Lawrence Story;
Lutheran Church Charities - Comfort Dog Ministry (telephone: 817.332.2281);
or Community Hospice of Texas (telephone 817.870.9995)

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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 11th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 11th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    Address
    4140 W Pioneer Pkwy
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Sagamore Baptist Church
    Address
    2301 Dottie Lynn Pkwy.
    FORT WORTH, TX 76120
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  • Interment

    Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Moore Memorial Gardens
    Address
    1219 North Davis Drive
    ARLINGTON, TX 76012
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Merlene McCord

Posted at 09:19am
Pat, your love and care for Art was so evident. Thank you for demonstrating your love. Art will be missed; may God continue to be your strength.
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Linda Foster

Posted at 10:58am
Art was a very kind and compassionate person whom everyone loved and respected. Most of all he love our Lord and Savior and it showed on him. You didn't have to wonder if he was a believer or not, it showed all over him. He will be missed so much. He was so lucky to have Pat and her caring and loving heart. I love you both and I will miss Art.
PV

Paul and Scottie Valdez

Posted at 10:06am
Art always had a quick smile and hug for those he loved, even through his illness. He set a very fine example how to live through good, and very difficult, times. We will miss him greatly. Lean on us until you regain your balance. We love you, Pat. Paul and Scottie
JS

Juanita Starnes

Posted at 07:48pm
Art will be missed. We have loved him and prayed for him. Now we will miss him. However, we will continue to love you and pray for you, Pat. Please let us be here for you.
BR

Billie Sue (Susie) Randall

Posted at 11:43am
My heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loved one, Arthur.
I have not seen Arthur in many years, but went to school with him in WF for several years prior to attending and graduating with him from Rider in ‘63.
The beautiful things you told about Arthur in his obituary are very touching, and are just as I have always remembered him. He was such a kind and gentle soul, very much a real gentleman!
It is wonderful that he knew and loved our Lord. It sounds like Arthur had a strong faith that helped him find a beautiful peace even through his sickness.
May God comfort you and bless you with all that He sees you need during this most difficult time. ✝️
Billie (Susie) Randall
Scottsdale, AZ

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