Former resident of Lemoore, William Sheldon Gates

William Sheldon Gates
William Sheldon Gates

William Sheldon Gates (Bill) went home to be with his Savior on August 10, 2022. Bill was born in Hanford, California, to William Sheldon Gates and Allie May Moore on July 12, 1941.

Bill spent his early years in Armona, and when he was in the fourth grade, the family moved to Lemoore, California, where he completed his 12 years of schooling. Bill led an active life both in his church and his community. He enjoyed being a part of the church choir, usher, bus ministry, deacon, and class president.

Bill enjoyed more than 20 years of barbershop singing with three different groups and a quartet. He also enjoyed square dancing. Bill's career had many facets. He was in the US Army-Germany, he was a tech for Hewlett Packard, a sheriff's deputy for Santa Clara County, and for 27 years, he owned and operated his 1963 Peterbilt (Pete) in construction trucking.

Bill leaves behind his wife of 24 years, Lois, his children by marriage Stephanie (David) Fisch, Laura (Scott) Cornwell, Jonathan (Seema) Moore; grandchildren Colin and James Fisch, Rachel and Jessica Cornwell.

Bill will be deeply missed.

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