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James Gordon Gates
December 5, 1958 - April 1, 2021

James Gordon Gates

James Gordon Gates
Dec 5, 1958 - Apr 1, 2021

James Gordon Gates

James "Jimmy" Gordon Gates, age 62, passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at his home in Roseville, Michigan. Jimmy was born on December 5, 1958 to the late Gordon and Margaret (nee: Maksimavicius) Gates.

Jimmy Lived in Arizona for over 30 years. Then traveled to visit his sister in Colorado before making his way back home to Michigan. He was a machinist and liked to spend his time fixing up and flipping cars. Jimmy loved sports, and without fail, he would be at his brother and sister-in-law's house every Saturday and Sunday to watch whoever was playing.

Beloved brother of Glenn (Janice) Gates, Karen (Greg) Divico, Susan (the late Richard) Slocum, and Gary Gates. Dear uncle of Evan Gates, Kali Gates, Danny Divico, Vince Divico, Gregory Divico, Elana Slocum, David Slocum, and Joe Slocum and great-uncle of two.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 12 pm -4 pm at Chas. Verheyden, Inc.- Schultz Chapel, 21705 Gratiot Avenue, Eastpointe. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to American Heart Association are appreciated,

Sandy Walters on Apr 9, 2021

Denny remembers his help finding the airport in Phoenix to pick up Tom on Den's way home from California in 2005. Enjoyed playing golf with him and Richard. Sandy: May the Lord embrace you in His loving arms now enjoying peace and tranquility. See you again, Jimmy-Love

Marla Evangelista on Apr 7, 2021

Great memories with Jimmy here in Az. The laughs were constant and your heart was kind. You will be missed but never ever forgotten just impossible. Rest In Peace friend

Lynn Koppert on Apr 6, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. I hadn't seen Jimmy in years but still have plenty of memories of when he hung out with our friends and family, he was always easy going and a funny guy. Entertaining for sure and he was so good with the kids, kids loved playing with him he was a big kid himself. Miss you Jimmy, rest in peace

Janice Gates on Apr 5, 2021

Jimmy, I guess I had to be the first to say how much I will miss you. Over the years we grew to become friends and family. But I could never figure you out. I know you always appreciated the home cooking and being over for most losing Lions football games. Playing those football cards was always fun. You have left us for a better place now and I know your at peace. I loved you Jimmy.



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