Daniel Gatewood, 71

Daniel E. Gatewood, 71, of Westport, passed away at 1:11 p.m. on Sunday, January
2, 2022 at Decatur County Memorial Hospital. He was born on June 28, 1950 in
Seymour, Indiana the son of Floyd B. & Kathleen (Asher) Gatewood. He was a
lifelong resident of Decatur County and a 1968 graduate of Sandcreek High
School. He had achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts. He was a
member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Westport and a former member of the Westport
Kiwanis. Danny enjoyed fishing, rabbit and coon hunting and was passionate for
bailing hay and straw. He was an AVID University of Kentucky Wildcats fan. He
served with the Indiana National Guard. He married Colleen Clarkson on September
12, 1970 in North Vernon, and she survives. Other survivors include his
daughters, Valerie (Dean) Hardison of Kenansville, North Carolina and Vanessa K.
Gatewood of Butlerville; sons, Shawn (Sharon) Gatewood and Josh (Rebecca)
Gatewood both of Westport; sister, Shirley (Paul) Wallace of Hope; 15
grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his
parents; sister, Debbie Gatewood and brother, David Gatewood. Funeral services
will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Bass & Gasper
Funeral Home in Westport with Pastor Connie Barr officiating. Burial will follow
at the Westport Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held on Friday, January
7, 2022 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. We ask visitors to follow social distancing
guidelines once inside the funeral home and masks are recommended. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Westport Volunteer Fire Department through the
funeral home. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.bassgasper.com

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