Daniel E. Gatewood, 71, of Westport died at 1:11 p.m. Sunday, January 2, 2022 at Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in Westport with Pastor Connie Barr officiating. Burial will follow at Westport Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held Friday, January 7, 2022, from 4 until 8 p.m. We ask visitors to follow social distancing guidelines once inside the funeral home and masks are recommended.

Mr. Gatewood was a lifelong resident of Decatur County and a 1968 graduate of Jackson Township High School. He had achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Westport and a former member of the Westport Kiwanis. Mr. Gatewood enjoyed fishing, rabbit and coon hunting, and was passionate for bailing hay and straw. He was an avid University of Kentucky Wildcats fan. Mr. Gatewood had served with the Indiana National Guard.

Born June 28, 1950 in Seymour, Mr. Gatewood was the son of Floyd B. and Kathleen Asher Gatewood. He married Colleen Clarkson September 12, 1970 in North Vernon and she survives.

Other survivors include his daughters, Valerie (Dean) Hardison of Kenansville, North Carolina and Vanessa K. Gatewood of Butlerville; sons, Shawn (Sharon) Gatewood and Josh (Rebecca) Gatewood, both of Westport; sister, Shirley (Paul) Wallace of Hope; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Mr. Gatewood was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Debbie Gatewood; and brother, David Gatewood.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Westport Volunteer Fire Department through the funeral home.