Barry Lee Gates, Sr., 74, of Harrisburg, passed away on Monday July 29, 2019 at his home.
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Born on April 1, 1945 in Mechanicsburg, he was the son of Doris J. (Tuptanoski) Gates and the late Donald R. Gates, Sr.
Barry was a 1963 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School and went on to attend Messiah College. He was a veteran of the US Airforce and was a retired mechanic from Penske Trucking Company. Barry was a loving father, grandfather and friend.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by three sons, Barry L. Gates, Jr; Timothy S. Gates; and Christopher M. Gates; two daughters, Cheri L. Appleby and Dori J. Kennedy; nine grandchildren, Eric, Sharlene, Kourtney, Kyra, Gabrielle, Brett, Brooke, Josh, and Zac, two great grandchildren, Eli and Ashton; a brother, Donald R. Gates, Jr.; and a sister, Patricia A. Herneisey.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Tom Gates.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday August 3, 2019, in Rolling Green Cemetery, 1811 Carlisle Rd., Camp Hill. Myers-Harner Funeral & Cremation Service, Camp Hill, has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.