Gordon Earl Gates

November 04, 1951 - September 14, 2019

Gordon Gates

Gordon Earl Gates, 67, of Kountze, died Saturday, September 14, 2019. He was born on November 4, 1951, in Trinity, to Nina Evoyne Stovall Gates and Elvis Houston Gates.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Debbie Gates; children, Kristie Gates of Kountze; Jodi Horton and her husband, Chris, of Hallsville; and Travis John Houston Gates and his wife, Hallie, of Kountze; grandchildren, Cole Horton, Jake Horton, and Wyatt Gates; mother, Nina Evoyne Gates; siblings, Jerry Gates and his wife, Debra, of Kountze; Connie Sue Gates of Houston; and Jeannie Gates of Louisiana; brother-in-law, Mike Winters; and sister-in-law, Connie Dimitri and her husband, Jimmy, all of Texas City; and a host of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father; sister, Janice Friday; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Betty and John Winters.

Gordon worked for British Petroleum/AMOCO (BP) until his retirement, then worked as a consultant for several companies until his death. Although he was a modest man, Gordon possessed a wealth of knowledge and was an expert in research and development in the oil and gas industry. A dreamer at heart, Gordon spent many of his days working on his blueberry farm and satsuma grove. He poured his love, time, and effort into the farm with hopes of providing for many future generations.

Gordon was a man who loved generously and served God faithfully. His hands were scarred from a life of hard work and determination to provide a wonderful and adventurous life for his wife and children.

Gordon leaves behind a considerable legacy to both his children and grandchildren. He was a humble man, always willing to help those who needed it. He diligently served his church and community.

Most of all Gordon cherished his grandsons, Cole, Jake, and Wyatt.

We want to thank the Neruo Intensive Care Unit, specifically Bob and Jamie, at St. Elizabeth, as well as the surgeons and nurses that provided a phenomenal level of care for Gordon and his family. We are also grateful to our friends and family for each prayer and act of kindness that has been shown to us through this trial.

A gathering of Gordon’s family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with his funeral service at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at First Baptist Church, 100 Monroe Street, Kountze, under the direction of Broussard’s, Silsbee. His interment will follow at Old Hardin Cemetery, Kountze.

Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Gathering of Family and Friends
First Baptist Church of Kountze
100 Monroe Kountze, TX 77625
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
Funeral Service
First Baptist Church of Kountze
100 Monroe Kountze, TX 77625
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Old Hardin Cemetery
Hwy 326 Kountze, TX 77625

Comments (12)

  • Belinda Harris

    10 November 2019 at 17:30 | #

    My sincere condolences to this kind family. Please let Connie know that I am thinking of and praying for her and her family.


  • Debbie Ray

    17 September 2019 at 20:01 | #

    Jodi and Chris....I am so sorry for your loss...I pray God gives you Peace and Comfort


  • David Lewis

    17 September 2019 at 17:54 | #

    My heart felt sympathy and prayers go out to all of you for your loss. But Heaven is rejoicing today at the arrival of a faithful servant. So it is only a matter of time before you will all be reunited with him.


  • Robert Lestz

    17 September 2019 at 06:33 | #

    A true treasure that no one lucky enough to cross paths with him will ever forget. Gordon generously taught us all but he was always hungry to learn from anyone. God bless Gordon and his family.


  • Sandra Lawrence

    16 September 2019 at 23:04 | #

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


  • Belinda Butler

    16 September 2019 at 17:20 | #

    My thoughts and prayers to the family. Gordon was a treasure and will be missed by all.


  • Tammy Rector

    16 September 2019 at 16:03 | #

    May you feel God's comfort during your grief.


  • Julie DeWees Sparks

    16 September 2019 at 15:23 | #

    I worked with Gordon at BP and loved him as a kind and generous man. He brought me a blueberry bush for my garden. I babied it but unfortunately it didn’t survive my efforts to keep it alive. I will miss Gordon. My prayers are with the family.


  • Mickey, Shirley and Mickey Joe Whitley

    16 September 2019 at 12:28 | #

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time with memories that will remain in our hearts forever.


  • Mary Fears

    15 September 2019 at 20:48 | #

    Words can not express the sadness and sorrow I feel for such a wonderful family. My thoughts and prayers go the family at this time with memories that will remain in your hearts forever.
    Mary Fears and family


  • RichardandJanet Standley

    15 September 2019 at 19:43 | #

    Sending our thoughts and prayers.


  • Randall and Wendy Gates

    15 September 2019 at 18:48 | #

    Our hearts are heavy for all the family. Praying for you all.


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