William Ruby "Bill" Gates
Birth date: February 21, 1944
Death date: April 3, 2012
Bill Gates, 68, of Vidor died Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A native of Wells, TX., he has lived in Vidor for 40 years, and was a retired Beaumont Police Officer and from the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office. Bill was a member of the Police Benefit Association and an avid Dallas Cowboy Fan. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, April 6, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Vidor under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Memorial Funeral Home. William was preceded in death by his parents William and Marjorie Gates, sisters Georgia McKnight and Marlene Redd. He is survived by his wife Carol Gates, son William Neal Gates both of Vidor, daughters Margie Gates of Conroe, Kerri Clark and her husband Preston, Brandi Marie Gates Buchanan and her husband Holt all of Vidor, brother Billy Neal Gates and his wife Lenora of Angleton, sister June McGuire of Diboll, five grandchildren: Lee Wise and wife Mandy of Houston, Meagan Coleman, Peyton Cornelison, Colby Clark, and Holt Kyle Buchanan all of Vidor.
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Memorial Funeral Home 1750 Hwy 12 Vidor Texas 77662 (map/driving directions)
2:00 pm on Friday, April 6, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Vidor 350 N. Main St. Vidor Texas 77662 (map/driving directions)
Restlawn Memorial Park 2725 N. Main St. Vidor Texas 77662 (map/driving directions)