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Donald William Gatens, Sr
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Birth: Apr. 29, 1932
West Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 2010
Huntington
Cabell County
West Virginia, USA

DONALD WILLIAM GATENS Sr., 77, of Huntington, passed away Wednesday April 21, 2010, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was born April 29, 1932, in Hanley, W.Va., a son of the late James Raymond Gatens and Ada Katherine Davis McCullough. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Patrick Gatens.

Donald graduated from Huntington High School in 1949 and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served for four years. After his tour of duty in the Navy, he attended Marshall University. He started his career with WSAZ as a tower engineer, was an instrument mechanic at Novamont, a draftsman engineer for Bicolnimous Industries and ACF sales manager of mine and industrial cars. Donald was general manager of Haskell of Huntington and vice president of sales for AAR Hardware of California.

He attended Westmoreland Baptist Church and 5th Avenue Baptist Church and was a member of the Huntington Rotary Club.

Survivors include
his wife of 54 years, Katie Watson Gatens;
a son and daughter-in-law, Donald William Gatens II and his wife, Lyn of Huntington;
a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Jim Bailey of Huntington;
granddaughter, Amie Lynn and husband Patrick Fawks and grandson Patrick James Bailey, all of Huntington;
three stepgrandchildren, Ryan Kelly, Patrick Tyler and Griffen Scott Eastham, all of Huntington;
three great-grandchildren, Madison, Mason and Max.

Funeral service was at the Reger Funeral Chapel by the Rev. C.J. Adkins. Burial in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington.


 
 
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 Parents:
  Ada Katherine Davis Gatens McCullough (1905 - 1980)
 
Burial:
Woodmere Memorial Park
Huntington
Cabell County
West Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: John W. Coffey
Originally Created by: Bernice
Record added: Sep 27, 2011
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Donald William Gatens, Sr
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- Bernice
 Added: Sep. 27, 2011
 
 
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