Des Moines

Richard Dennis Gatewood, age 62, passed away Monday, October 7, 2019. He was born September 26, 1957 in Des Moines, Iowa to John Johnson and Darlene Gatewood. He was last employed by Eagle Iron as a laborer. He is survived by his siblings, Steve (Joy) Gatewood, Jeffrey Gatewood, Ramona (Dana) Gatewood, Tony Gatewood, Stacey (Kim) Smith, Conrad Smith, Luwana (Venson) Newsom, and Kimberly McCracken; children, Tykesia Gatewood, Richard Frazier, Richard Gatewood II, Josh Newsom, Jessica Newsom, Jaresa Newsom, McKenzie Kenyon, Justin Gatewood, Cashmere Wade, Drahcir Gatewood, Diamond Gatewood, and Demetrius Gatewood; significant other, Waneta Marie Hill; father, John J. D. Johnson; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and many special friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Renee Gatewood; mother, Darlene Gatewood; step-father, Harrison Wade; and his brother, Don Smith.

Family will have a celebration of life at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

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Service Details

Celebration of Life
at a later date
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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