Charles Elmer Shates

Obituary of Charles Elmer Shates

Charles Elmer Shates, age 93 of Gallatin, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2022.  There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date to be announced.

Mr. Shates was born October 31, 1929 in Nashville.  He is preceded in death by mother, Altha Beatrice Jones and father Steve Jones of Nashville.  He is survived by his faithful and devoted wife of 37 years, Joyce Harrison Shates of Gallatin; beloved dog, Bella; children, Steven Shates (Mendy) of Navara, FL, Terri Anderson (Scott) of Hendersonville, Traci Wall of Hendersonville, Meshell Denning (Jeff) of Westmoreland, Kelly Key (Ronald) of Gallatin, Mark Durham (Lisa) od Goodlettsville, and Jerry Miles (Jennifer) of Indianapolis, IN.

Charlie was a Veteran of the Army National Guard where he achieved the rank of Master Sergeant.  He was a deputy Sheriff with the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office.  He was blessed with several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Online condolences may be submitted at

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