Earl Dewayne Gatewood

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Earl Dewayne Gatewood

Earl Dewayne Gatewood, 80, of Piedmont, Mo., formerly of Greenway, Ark., passed away on August 30, 2015, following treatment for cancer. He was born in Piggott, Ark., on November 6, 1934, to V.O. and Lucille Gatewood.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Lawanda Crawford and Bonnie Sue Gatewood, and a daughter, Rhonda Reeves.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Katherine; his daughters, Maria (Clay) Morgan, of Foley, Mo., and Michele Gatewood, of Piedmont, Mo.; a son, Larky (Cindy) Reeves, of Arkadelphia, Ark.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and his brothers, Bill Gatewood of Ottawa, Kan., Don Gatewood of Ada, Okla. and Danny Gatewood of Forest, Miss.

He was #23 on a very outstanding 1952 Greenway basketball team. He was also a lifelong St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan.

A private memorial service was held Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Meador Flatwoods Cemetery in Piedmont, Mo.