In Loving Memory

April 25, 1952 – August 13, 2018

Mobile, AL

William Lavelle Gates, Jr., age 66, a resident of Mobile, passed away peacefully at a local hospital Monday, August 13, 2018. He is deeply loved and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Survivors include his children: William L. Gates III, Alicen Gates Cumbaa, and Kristina Gates; siblings: Belinda (Jerry) Brock, J. Elizabeth Phillips, Hal S. Gates, M. Kevin Gates (St. Johns, FL), Annette G. Kruse; grandsons: Colby, Andrew, Jacob, Ethan, Aidan and Asher and many more extended family members. He is preceded in death by parents, William L. Gates, Sr. and Betty A. Gates. A memorial service will be held Monday, August 20, 2018, at 5pm at Cottage Hill Baptist Church Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations to Covenant Care are welcome. Arrangements by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory.

Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com.