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12/3/2021 7:56:00 PM
Basil Boyd Gates
October 11, 1942 - November 30, 2021

LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Basil Boyd Gates, age 79, of Cory Lane in Lincolnton passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

He was born October 11, 1942 in Lincoln County, a son of the late Earl M. Gates and Olive Calloway Gates.

Mr. Gates is survived by his daughter, Freida Gates of Lincolnton; sons, Glenn Gates and wife Paula of Lincolnton, and Joseph Gates and wife Misty of Vale; brother, Junior Gates of Lincolnton; sisters, Patricia Gates of Lincolnton, and Marcene Spencer; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Randolph; brother, Randy Gates; and sisters, Betty Jean Towery and Mildred Tindal.

Mr. Gates’ family gathered at his home, 2834 Cory Lane in Lincolnton, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday, December 3, 2021 for those who wished to stop by.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home of Lincolnton, N.C. is serving the Gates family.

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