Brian Scott Gates, son of Jerry L. and Bonda L. Gates, was born September 24, 1968, at Lampasas, Texas, a Ft Hood Army Brat, His death occurred March 18, 2017 in Thornton, Colorado, at the age of 48 years, 5 months, and 24 days.
Brian lived his early life in Russell, Kansas, moving to Colorado with his parents after high school graduation in 1986. Brian finished his career as the warehouse manager for Harvest Meat Company, Inc. where he made many friends.
He enjoyed a variety of activities over his short life including gardening, fishing, hunting, and camping with his two sons Stephan and Sean, as well playing with his beloved corgi, Butters.
Brian was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bentley and Natalie Moody and Arthur and Marie Gates and Aunts and Uncle and several cousins.
Survivors include his son Stephan M. Gates, of Lakewood, Colorado, and his son Sean D Gates, and his wife Holly and children Dakota and Aaron of Colorado Springs, Colorado. His sister Dana Yost, and her husband Tony Yost of Lakewood, Colorado, and a number of other relatives including Aunts and Cousins and a host of friends all of who will miss him greatly.
Brian Gates, the world will shine less brightly without his infectious love to light it. He loved life so fully that he made those around him love life. He looked for the best in everything just to share the best with those he loved. His dreams and aspirations were to travel the world; to see and appreciate the beauty in the smallest things. His peace was sitting by a lake, with a line in the water, a beer in hand, and a beautiful view. His ability to make the world shine was nothing short of a miracle and we were blessed enough to have that. He would want everyone to celebrate his life; to see the smallest beauty in our own everyday lives, and to love. He would want us to explore the unknown and stretch our minds and our palates. He will forever be remembered for his quick wit, bold spirit, uncompromising humor, and undying love. Rest in peace.