Joshua Gates

Joshua Louis Gates, age 31 of Blissfield, died Sunday, February 8, 2015.
He was born July 31, 1983, in Adrian to Terry and Debra (Kastel) Gates.
Joshua was self-employed doing painting and power washing. He was an active Cub Scout volunteer.  Joshua coached for the Blissfield My Way Wrestling Club, Little League, softball and soccer club.
He was a member of Elem3nt Church and was a member of their Upward Basketball program.
Joshua is survived by his children, Nevaeh Gates and Braxton Gates; parents, Debra (John) Shields and Terry (Carol) Gates; a brother Charles Gates and his children, Charles Austin and Aundrea Gates; a sister, Jennifer Gates and her children, Jude Rosas and Jade Casanova; maternal grandmother, Phyllis Kastel; paternal grandparents, Charles and Suzanne Gates all of Blissfield. He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Dale Kastel, paternal grandmother Nancy Schill, great grandparents, Ernie and Marcella Kastel and Edward and Edith McMullin; and uncles, Darrel Kastel and Daniel Gates.
Funeral services for Joshua will be held 1 p.m. Friday, February 13, 2015, at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield with Pastor Gayle Ruble officiating. Burial will be in Riga Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-8 p.m. at the Anderson Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield.
Condolences to the family may be made at  Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help them with funeral expenses.  Checks may be made to the Anderson Rudd Funeral Home.  Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield.