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Ingle Gatewood

Thursday, February 8, 2024
Ingle Gatewood

CL Ingle Gatewood, 87, of Hamilton passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024.

Ingle, or “Gate,” as he was most affectionally known, was born Friday, Oct. 9, 1936, in Crowell to Larless and Beulah Gatewood.

He began his lifelong career in the newspaper/printing industry working at the Muleshoe Journal at the age of 13. After graduating from Muleshoe High School, he served an enlistment in the United States Navy.

After returning from the Navy in San Diego, California, he married the love of his life, Nelda Otte, on Feb. 28, 1958, in Muleshoe. Gate and Nelda lived with their family in Muleshoe, Abilene, Belton and eventually settling in Hamilton in the early ’90s. The great love of his life, Nelda, passed in January 2016.

Gate continued his career in the newspaper/printing industry by working for the Muleshoe Journal, The Abilene Reporter News, The Temple Daily Telegram, The Belton Journal, Gresham’s Printing in Temple and finally running the printing department for Round Rock ISD.

After leaving Round Rock ISD, he began Gate’s Country Printing in Belton, and then soon after, moved his business to Hamilton to start Hamilton Printing.

He and Nelda ran the business and then eventually were joined by his son Keith, who shared in the running and eventual ownership of the business. After working in the printing field that he enjoyed for more than 70 years, Gate finally retired in 2023 when Hamilton Printing was sold.

Anyone who knew Gate knew that he was the most loving spouse, father, grandfather and great-grandfather that a family could ask for. He was determined and very successful in providing for his family and gave them the life he felt they deserved. He made sure his family knew they meant more to him than anything else in the world.

He loved history, was known for his patriotism and love of his country, state and his growing up in Muleshoe. He connected very easily on a personal level with many people who interacted with him either at his business or when he made deliveries for the business.

He was a long, faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church of Hamilton, having served the church for many years.

Gate is survived by his daughter Jerri Tyler and husband Eddie of Belton, son Mark Gatewood of Salado and son Keith Gatewood and wife Adriana of Hamilton; five grandchildren, Lindsey Tyler-Zernial, Amy Jo Boring, Kyle Gatewood, Allen Gatewood and Allison Skinner; six great-grandchildren, Kensington, Bennett, Shepherd, Ruth, Madeline and Lawrence; and his sister Linda Magnan and husband Mark.

Pallbearers were Allen Gatewood, Kyle Gatewood, Ross Skinner, Cameron Boring, Mark Magnan and Doug Holleman.

The funeral service was led by his pastor, Andrew Sobities, at Calvary Baptist Church in Hamilton on Tuesday, Feb. 6. The graveside service, led by Pastor Shannon Bond of Calvary Baptist Church, was held in Blue Ridge Cemetery in Hamilton.

Riley Funeral Home handled the arrangements.