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Passing of Daryl R. Gates

Gates DarylOABA is saddened to report the passing of Daryl R. Gates, former President & CEO of Morral Companies LLC, and father of current OABA Board Chairman Grant Gates. 

Daryl was a dedicated leader at OABA, serving as chairman of the Ohio Agrobusiness Association in 1985. He also served on the boards of the Agriculture Retailers Association (ARA) and The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), earning the respect of his peers statewide.

Daryl led Morral Companies for over 30 years, driving its expansion from a small retail business to a major wholesale and retail distribution supplier. He was especially proud when Morral Companies received the Agriculture Retailers Association Retailer of the Year award in 2013.

Visitation and service arrangements will be held on May 31 and June 1.

Daryl's obituary is available to read here.


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