ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Tyler Gates, 23 years old, born on October 7, 1997, and passed away on April 15, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Angela Gates on October 7, 2021
Tyler Ray, Tigger man, It is 2350 hours on the day of your birth 24 years ago. Just 5ish short months since you left us. We all celebrated your birthday today in our own ways. This year is raw and brutal. No lie. We miss you so very much. We ate your favorite steak and shrimp and spoke of you, thought of you. We hope you are proud of what we are doing in your honor and memory. 
Your whole family, birth, Chosen, Army and friends feel your loss today and grieve for it. For grief is nothing but love with no physical place to go.  But we also feel your hope. For you are always with us. So many times you, Brooke, Bert and I spoke of love as infinite. Without end. Love does not need the physical to exist. It just...IS.  Forever and without end. We love you to infinity and beyond. Every day. Forever. 
Posted by Runeas Eldridge on October 7, 2021
It's your birthday today, and it just feels so wrong that I can't call or text you and wish you a happy birthday. That there will be no cake and a movie, or little tiger knickknacks. I sang to you the Birthday song the second I woke up, and I pray that you heard me. I miss you so much Shield-Brother. I love you more than words can express.
Posted by Christian Hatfield on August 5, 2021
It’s still hard to wrap my head around the fact that you’re gone. You’re on my mind almost every day; and to say you were my best friend is an understatement. You were like a brother to me and I definitely would go as far as to say I loved you dearly. I still see memes and want to send them to you, or my head immediately says that you’d find it funny.

I know you’re in a better place now though, and that you’re that you’re not feeling all that pain anymore. I’ll see you in the next life man.
Posted by John Shedio on May 30, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Tyler was one of my Soldiers while stationed in Korea. He was a hard worker and loved by many. He will be sadly missed by many.

Until Valhalla
SFC John Shedio
Posted by Thomas Lay on April 20, 2021
To my baby brother,
I'm sorry I didn't know the pain you felt inside. I wish I had been there for you more often. I was so very proud of you, and I love you more than words could ever say. Your nieces Ivy and Mercdese, loved you. Even though they didn't get to spend much time with you, they spoke about you quiet often. I wish I could have stopped this from happening, unfortunately everyone always gets caught up in their own lives that we forget to reach out. I'm sorry baby bro, I failed you. I will miss you always and love you till my last breathe.

-Thomas
Posted by Remus Ultor on April 19, 2021
You will never be forgotten bro. I miss you with everything I have. Me and my family mourned your passing. May you rest in peace. 
Posted by Zachery Carter on April 18, 2021
I'll miss you bud. I remember when I first got to fort bliss you and Hatfield were about my only friends. It's hard knowing you're gone.

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Posted by Angela Gates on October 7, 2021
Tyler Ray, Tigger man, It is 2350 hours on the day of your birth 24 years ago. Just 5ish short months since you left us. We all celebrated your birthday today in our own ways. This year is raw and brutal. No lie. We miss you so very much. We ate your favorite steak and shrimp and spoke of you, thought of you. We hope you are proud of what we are doing in your honor and memory. 
Your whole family, birth, Chosen, Army and friends feel your loss today and grieve for it. For grief is nothing but love with no physical place to go.  But we also feel your hope. For you are always with us. So many times you, Brooke, Bert and I spoke of love as infinite. Without end. Love does not need the physical to exist. It just...IS.  Forever and without end. We love you to infinity and beyond. Every day. Forever. 
Posted by Runeas Eldridge on October 7, 2021
It's your birthday today, and it just feels so wrong that I can't call or text you and wish you a happy birthday. That there will be no cake and a movie, or little tiger knickknacks. I sang to you the Birthday song the second I woke up, and I pray that you heard me. I miss you so much Shield-Brother. I love you more than words can express.
Posted by Christian Hatfield on August 5, 2021
It’s still hard to wrap my head around the fact that you’re gone. You’re on my mind almost every day; and to say you were my best friend is an understatement. You were like a brother to me and I definitely would go as far as to say I loved you dearly. I still see memes and want to send them to you, or my head immediately says that you’d find it funny.

I know you’re in a better place now though, and that you’re that you’re not feeling all that pain anymore. I’ll see you in the next life man.
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The toilet paper debacle

Shared by Runeas Eldridge on April 21, 2021
A few years ago, while Tyler was still in highschool, my mom accidentally bought one ply toilet paper. This was a major mistake. She rectified this by buying three ply at Costco, but forgot to tell us this news. Poor Tyler went to use the restroom and found that there was no longer any toilet paper in our bathroom, so he asked me to get him some. Since I didn't have any clue we had the good stuff, I innocently passed him the shitty shit sheets, as he called them. Just after he used them, Mom calls out that we have the good ones in her bedroom. Tyler stuck his head out of the bathroom door with the most disgusted face I had ever seen and exclaimed, "You LIED to me! Now my ass is on FIRE!"
  We all laughed so hard we about wet ourselves. He was so disgruntled. I miss you Tyler, and all the laughs we could have had. I love you shield-brother.