Cecil Lewis Gates, age 48, of Dalton, Georgia passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017. He was born on February 12, 1969. Cecil was preceded in death by his father, Hugh Jackson; brothers, Luther Gates and Emmett Murphy.
He is survived by his mother, Mildred Gaston Lingold; Bill Chesser who is like a second dad; brothers, James Lewis Giddens and Hugh Jackson Gates; sister, Joann Brown; nieces, Heather Rankin, Valerie Giddens and Amanda Corn; nephews, Anthony Brown and Lee Johnson.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Cecil Lewis Gates will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home. The family will be receiving friends for visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements have been entrusted to independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave. Dalton, GA; 706-529-5371.