GATES, Reneau Lamar a resident of Wetumpka, Alabama passed away Friday, April 12, 2019 at the age of 91. Mr. Gates retired from U.S. Air Force, Chief of Police of Wetumpka, Alabama, and was a 50 year mason with Penick Lodge #161, Eclectic, Alabama. Visitation will be held Monday, April 15, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with funeral services at 2:00 p.m. at Gassett Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gerald Wood officiating. Mr. Gates is preceded in death by his parents, siblings, and his daughter Pat Cavazos. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Virginia Gates; children Jane DeMoss, William Gates, Tara Gates, and Betty Gates; grandchildren Jose Cavazos, Renee Anglin, Bobby Carroll Jr., Brandon Gates; several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be the Wetumpka Police Department. Honorary pallbearers will be William Gates, Brandon Gates, Bobby Carroll Jr., and John DeMoss. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity. Online Guest Book available at

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