Donald Gene Gates, age 85 of Harrisburg in the Wasson Community, passed away at 8:30 AM, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 in Shawnee Rose Care Center. He was born September 9, 1933 in Wasson to the late Ernest and Lois (Moore) Gates. Donald was a farmer and an Air Force Veteran.
Survivors include nieces and nephews, Barbara Lambert and husband Greg of Harrisburg; Jill Harris and husband Rodney of Thompsonville; and Eric Gates and wife Tami of Galatia. 5 great nieces and nephews, Rachel Ann Richey and husband Wade; Richard Harris; Carrie Colclasure and husband Mike; Maggie Kinser and husband Billy and Harrison Scott Gates along with several great-great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Mary Ann Gates.
Graveside funeral service will be at 11:30 AM Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Lindale Cemetery in Eldorado. Rev. Biff Moore will officiate. Burial will follow in Lindale Cemetery. Visitation will be 9-11 AM Saturday November 3, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Saline County 4-H. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be made at reedfuneralchapel.com.