Funeral services for Jerry Malcolm Gatlin, age 70 of Taft, will be conducted Thursday at 2 PM at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Clayton officiating. Burial will follow in Blanche Cemetery. Mr. Gatlin passed away Saturday in St. Thomas Hospital.
He was a native of Los Angeles, CA, son of the late Carl E. Gatlin and Opal Faye Lowry Gatlin who survives. He was a member of the Tennessee National Guard, owner of Gatlin Floor Company and a member of the Park City Church of Christ. In Mr. Gatlin’s earlier years he was manager of Britling Cafeteria and Gibson’s Bar-B-Q.
Survivors in addition to his mother include four children, Chris (Katy) Gatlin of Fayetteville, Shane (Susan) Gatlin of Taft, Crystal (Adam) Priddy of Chicago, IL, and Jeremy Gatlin of Nashville, grandchildren Matthew, Ryan and Chase Gatlin, Sophia and Lily Priddy, and one sister Sharrell (Bill) Buchanan of Manchester, TN. Mr. Gatlin was preceded in death by two sisters, Carline and Sundra Ann.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Park City Church of Christ.
Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening 4-8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.