William F. Gates, 52

NOV. 6, 1960-APRIL 22, 2013

April 23, 2013
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William Frank "Bo" Gates, 52, of Keedysville, Md., passed away Monday, April 22, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md., after a brief illness.

"Bo" was the loving, devoted husband and friend of Charlotte L. Gates of Keedysville, Md.

Born Nov. 6, 1960, in Bluefield, W.Va., he was the son of Frank M. Gates and the late Ruby Ilene Gates of Frederick, Md.

He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 1067 and Frederick Redmen 19.

In addition to his wife and father, Bo is survived by a son, Jason F. Gates and fiancée, Erin, of Bethesda, Md.; a brother, Mike "Butch" Gates, and sister Michelle "Missey" Gates, both of Frederick; stepsons, Dean H. McMillion and wife, Kim, of Keedysville, and Oscar "Peanut" McMillion and fiancée, Charlene Sentelle, of Hagerstown; nephew, Michael "M.J." Gates and wife, Stephanie, of Wheeling, W.Va.; great-nephew, Grayson Gates of Wheeling; stepgrandchildren, Marshall McMillion, who is an active duty U.S. Marine, Hunter McMillion of Keedysville and Cassie McClure of Pennsylvania; stepgreat-grandchild, Shaylee Renea McClure of Keedysville; brothers-in-law, Johnny Swecker and wife, Brenda "Tweet," of Damascus, Md., Jay Swecker of Brunswick, Md., Odell Swecker, and Jimmy Swecker and wife, Fay, of Tennessee; and sister-in-law, Tiny Teran of Hagerstown. Bo is also survived by his dachshund, Ruby. Bo had many friends and co-workers in the city of Rockville that he enjoyed working with.

Bo loved the outdoors, and hunting deer was one of his passions. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and horseshoes as well. He also loved taking rides on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 25, 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Stauffer Funeral Homes P.A., 8 E. Ridgeville Blvd., Mount Airy, Md., where funeral services will be Friday, April 26, 2013, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in True Gospel Cemetery, Lisbon, Md.

Pallbearers will be Jason Gates, Mike Gates, M.J. Gates, Dean McMillion, Peanut McMillion and Greg Carter.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society at

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