Greg N. Gates, age 63 of Laingsburg, passed away Saturday June 27, 2020 at his residence. Greg was born in Lansing, MI on August 5, 1956, the son of Merlyn Muir & Joyce (Arksey) Gates. He graduated from Sexton High School in the class of 1974. Greg owned and operated Gates Performance Engineering where he worked on high performance motorcycle engines, owning the 2 land speed records at Bonneville Salt Flats for a motorcycle. On August 16, 1990 he married Gwendolyn Theusch in Sevierville, TN. He loved motorcycles and his extended family.
Greg is survived by his wife of 29 years, Gwen, step son Stephen (Naomi) Simpson, Jr. of Dansville, MI 2 step daughters Dianna (Jesse) Trevino of Lansing, Stephanie (Michael) Hazel of Brooklyn, MI, 6 grandchildren: Daniel Trevino, Jordan Trevino, Emily (Joshua) Rueffer, Logan Hazel, Ryan Simpson, Julian Simpson, 7 great grandchildren: Gabriel, Elijah, Lincoln, Isla, Bella, Kayson, Avery, brother Bryan Gates of Leslie, nieces and nephews: Jonathon, Krista, Arthur, Matthew, Mary Jo, Micheal, Brian He was predeceased by his parents and brother Kristen. There will be a celebration of Greg's life announced at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the National Kidney Foundation or Memorial Hospice. Arrangements by Watkins Brothers Funeral Home, Perry Chapel.