SAN SABA Funeral services for Jack V. Gates, 84, of San Saba, will be at 2 p.m. today at Howell-Doran Funeral Home with Danny Duggan officiating. Burial will be in High Valley Cemetery.

He died Saturday, June 7, 2008, in San Saba.

He was born May 3, 1924, in Mart, the son of John Thomas Gates and Ardelia Mitchell Gates. In 1943, he was marred to Amie Wallett in Bakerfield, Calif. She died in 1995. He worked as a railroad conductor.

Survivors include two sons, Jack Gates Jr. and Michael John Gates, both of Florida; one daughter, Jae Gates of Florida; three grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Angela Gates of Chicago, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. L.S. (Ila Mae) Boren of San Saba, Medene Dossey of Temple and Emma Gene Thompson of Belton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and one brother, A.H. Gates.