Gearl Aubrey Cates, 82, of North Little Rock, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.

He was born June 15, 1931 to William and Josephine Cates in England, Ark.

Gearl is survived by his wife of 38 years, Marcy Cates; son, William Aubrey Cates; stepson, Leonard Brown; stepdaughters, Liz Brown and Rachel Brown Dyson; sisters, Cybil Caple, Mary House; and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

A graveside memorial service was held Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery.

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