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Friday August 13th, 2021
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Saturday August 14th, 2021

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Johnny Gatewood

Johnny Jr. Gatewood, 62, of Summers, Arkansas passed away Monday, August 9, 2021, at the Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.

Johnny was born on December 7, 1958, in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. He was a son of John Nelson Gatewood and Francis Juanita Barnes Gatewood.  He married Glenda Cheryl Ann Counts on September 27, 1997, in Gentry, Arkansas. Johhny was a Live Haul Driver for J B Hunt. He enjoyed going to car races, traveling, camping spending time with family at cook outs and talking on the phone. He was a hardworking man who was never late and was a good man with a kind heart.

He is survived by his wife Cheryl of the home: one son, Eric Counts and wife Christine of Watts, Oklahoma; two daughters, Nerissa Johnson and husband Nathan of Watts, Oklahoma, and Krystal Perez and husband Jose of Cane Hill, Arkansas; one brother, Norman Gatewood of Colcord, Oklahoma; two sisters, Alice Farmer and husband Darrell of Summers, Arkansas, and Opal Payne of Colcord, Oklahoma; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren, along with many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Linda Gatewood.

Visitation will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home on Friday, August 13, 2021, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Funeral services will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Chapel on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 2:00pm. Burial will be held at the Johnson Cemetery in West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma. Arrangements are entrusted to the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs. To sign the online guestbook please go to www.backstrom-pyeatte.com.


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Love u Pudge!!! Tell Papa and Dad I love and miss them! Rest in Peace cuz.

Sheila Tucker Aug 21 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Johnny Gatewood

Liz Reading Aug 14 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Johnny Gatewood

Simmons Foods Fleet Operations Aug 13 2021 12:00 AM

I have known Johnny since way back. He was a really good guy and he will be missed.

Karen Davis Aug 13 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Johnny Gatewood

Renea Hill Ellis Aug 12 2021 12:00 AM

He was such an amazing man he was always happy and a lot of fun to be around your surely gonna be missed we love ya RIP fly with the angels

Bobbi kincheloe Aug 12 2021 12:00 AM