Jerimiah “Jerry” Gates

August 24, 1970 ‒ September 24, 2018

Marion, Ohio

Jerimiah “Jerry” Gates, age 48 of Marion, passed away peacefully on Monday September 24, 2018 surrounded by his family at his home.

Jerry was born on August 24, 1970 in Marion, the son of Jerry and Brenda (Christian) Gates.

On December 14, 1991 Jerry was united in marriage to Terra L. Troiano. The couple has shared nearly 27 years of marriage.

To know Jerry is to know that family was the most important part of his life. Camping on the holidays, cookouts and watching the Ohio State Buckeyes with them were some of his most cherished moments. He loved to listen to all kinds of music and especially enjoyed watching Kid Rock live. A big part of Jerry’s life was his love of bowling. He bowled in league and was known throughout the state, traveling around to many tournaments. He bowled more than one perfect game and he will truly be missed by his “bowling family”. Jerry was meticulous in his yard work, taking great pride in his well-manicured lawn. But above all, it was family. Family was number one to Jerry and was his proudest achievement; what he enjoyed most of all was spending time with his little princess, Blayke.

He is survived by his beloved wife Terra Gates; his mom and biggest supporter, Brenda Gates; devoted children: Chelsey (Dusty) Blevins, Justina (Kyle) Gates and Kory (Aubrey) Gates; grandchildren: Blayke Ann Marie, Landon, Spencer, Caylee and two on the way, Oaklyn and Palmer; siblings and best friends: Jodi (Kevin) Burnette, Harold “Corky” Gates, Trevor (Heidi) Klee and Stephen Troiano; parents-in-law: Steve and Debbie Troiano; his canine protectors: Coco and Brutus and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jerry was met at Heaven’s gate and reunited with his dad and best friend, Jerry Gates.

Jerry wanted to make special mention of Regina Shepherd, Sherry Klee, Polly Auxier, Crystal Beck, Aubriana, Brayden and Jace Newsome, these special people meant more to him than they will ever know.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Snyder funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, 347 West Center St., Marion from 4PM to 7PM; Funeral service will be Friday at the funeral home at 10:30AM; burial will follow in Chapel Heights Memory Gardens.

If so desired, donations may be made to the funeral home to honor the life of Jerry Gates.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the Gates family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

  • My prayers are with you all in this time of sadness great guy and friend had some good times together may god bless every one in the family

  • Jerry and Terra and family have been such a huge part of my life and it’s been such a blessing knowing them all. Now we are really family bc my son met the most perfect young lady and fell in love with her. Justina Marie Gates I love you more than I can express and I’m so sorry that you lost your dad at such a young age. I’m here for you whatever you may need. I’m so thankful you are a part of my life. Terra I love you. You have been such a good friend over the years. If you need anything let me know. I’m here. Cory and Chelsea my thoughts are with you and I pray that all three of you find some peace. I love you all so much. Jerry was such a sweet guy . I loved his honesty and his love for his family. You will be missed and thought of all the time. I’m thankful that your pain is gone and that The Lord has you in His arms. But you being gone will leave a huge hole in everyone’s heart. We love you Jerry. Fly high with the Angels ❤❤

  • Terra and family. So sorry for your loss There are no words to take away your loss just know that you and yours will be in my thoughts and prayers

  • I’m so sorry I know how you all feel my prayers n love is with you all im our of towne so sorry I’m here you know how to get ahold of me I’ll b back Saturday afternoon God bless you all

  • I knew Jerry since I was 14! He was ALOT of fun to be around! Prayers to the family! He will be missed R.I.H Jerry Gates

  • Terra,
    Jerimiah was a “one of a kind” guy. I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! Hugs!!


  • To the Gates family, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. Jerry and I played baseball ⚾️ together when we was kids. Jerry was one of the nice guys on our team. My he Rest In Peace

  • My sincerest condolences to all of his family. I worked with Jerry for many years and considered him a great friend. He will be greatly missed by many. Prayers to each and every one of his family members. He will never be forgotten.

  • Family! That’s what we were if we knew the Gates’. Jerry was just like his dad in many ways; loving and compassionate. He was certainly a man who loved his family and his friends. I know Jerry loved the Lord and I am certain that he now rests in The hand of our Savior Jesus Christ. Terra and Brenda, you know how much we love you and will continue to lift you in prayer. Rev. David and Janet Lippert

  • Words cannot express how sorry Joe and I are for your loss. May God be with family and friends for strength. Sending prayers and love.

  • I worked with Jerry for a short period. Very pleasant guy. My Condolences to the family. Many prayers for peace and comfort for the family!

  • Words cannot express my feelings of loss of a good friend. Jerry and I grew up bowling together and I remember the great times we had. Terra, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time. Heaven has gained a great man.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I had the pleasure of working with him at CEVA. He was a wonderful man.

  • I loved Jerry and the entire Gates family we bowled together for many years, but we’re friends for many more years, words can not express the sorrow I’m feeling for his passing, may the Lord comfort his family in this troubling time, send all my love, thoghts, and prayers to his entire family, God bless you all!!!