David Gates, LCC Trustee ’88-’94, of Indianapolis, Indiana, formerly of Springfield, Illinois, departed this life Monday, October 12, 2020.
David earned degrees in education from the University of Illinois and the University of Missouri. Primarily stationed in Salzburg, Austria, he served his country in the United States Army.
Beginning in agriculture as a teacher and FFA advisor, David was an educator. He was a science teacher, guidance counselor and school administrator in Springfield Public School District 186. A lifelong Christian, David had served as an elder, youth sponsor and Bible school teacher at West Side Christian Church and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Lincoln Christian College. He enjoyed reading, camping and especially travelling.