Jerry Malcolm Gatlin
January 29, 1943 -
January 18, 2014

Visitation

January 22, 2014
4-8 PM

Service 

January 23, 2014
2:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

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.

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13 Comments

  1. Amber Kelso

    Jeremy, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  2. Jerry and Terry McGehee

    We are so very sorry for your loss. We got to know Jerry through our daughter Amber’s friendship with Jeremy and thought a lot of him. You always knew when you ran into him somewhere you were going to have an enjoyable conversation. Keeping all of you in our prayers…Jerry and Terry McGehee

    Reply
  3. Patsy Ring Johnson

    Aunt Fay and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Jerry was such a fine man and loved others and freely gave to all. I know you will miss him so much. I enjoyed the times I have spent with you all. you are such a wonderful family. God bless you and comfort each of you in your needs. I am sorry I am not able to be you all at this time, but my thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Hold to God’s unchanging hand He is right by your side. look to him for strength & love &comfort. love to u all.

    Reply
  4. robert gray

    To all of the Jerry Gatlin family, please accept our most heartfelt sympathies. May GOD bless you and be with you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May his love live on in your memories and comfort you in the days to come. Jerry was so proud of each of you. He was always showing us pictures and talking of you. Judy and I have known Jerry and Linda since our high school years. We often ran into Jerry at various places where it seem we would talk for hours (you know how Jerry loved to talk). We treasure the friendship we shared. He will be greatly missed by friends and family. We cherish the memories we shared with him over the years and hope to meet again someday.
    In Christian Love,
    Robert and Judy Gray

    Reply
  5. Margie Ables

    To the Gatlin Family; My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May GOD bless you and be with you threw this difficult time. Margie Ables

    Reply
  6. Jack(ie) R. Ferguson

    Sharrell, Mike Magnusson, phoned to inform me of Jerry’s passing. I’m so sorry. My thoughts and
    prayers are with you and the family during this
    difficult time.

    Reply
  7. Debra Stoykovich

    To the Gatlin Family: Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies at the death of your beloved Father, Grandfather, Brother, and Son. Jerry was a wonderful, Godly man who truly loved people. We enjoyed having in our home to do our floors. He was a talented craftsman who really perfected his work. We so enjoyed our conversations with him. His love for our Lord Jesus was quite evident and we look forward to seeing him again in Heaven!! Gary and Debra Stoykovich

    Reply
  8. Floyd and Imogene Cartwright

    Our deepest sympathy to the Gatlin family, we have known all of these family members for a lot of years Jerry will be sadly missed by all that knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

    May God Bless!!
    Floyd and Imogene

    Reply
  9. Peggy G. Bevels

    Sending my deepest sympathy to this wonderful family. Treasure your memories, I know there are lots of them. Jerry was so proud of each of you and loved to talk about you. I know you find that hard to believe. May God mend your broken hearts. In Christian Love, Peggy G. Bevels

    Reply
  10. David Roggendorff

    Your son, father, and grandfather, Jerry Gatlin, made a significant impact on my spiritual life along with other facets of my life. Your loss is our loss. He would call me to encourage me to join him in events that made me glad that he called to encourage my attendance. We enjoyed events at his mother’s and his and Linda’s places, who were the perfect host and hostesses. We enjoyed it so much when he’d stop in to visit with us or eat together at Piccadilly or either Gibson’s. I’m sorry that I didn’t take advantage of more of their many invitations to visit that I was “too busy” to accept. I plan to make up for those rejections when we see him in Heaven. We’ve enjoyed knowing all his and Linda’s families.

    Reply
  11. Nelson and Kathy Boice

    To the family and friends of Jerry Gatlin, please accept our sincere condolences. I knew his Mother, Mrs. Opal Gatlin (Grandma Gatlin, to me) and his sister, Mrs. Carlene Lee, and learned to love this family thru babysitting for Adam, Jodie, Joseph and Justin. Your all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time! No one will ever understand why a child goes before their parent, Mrs. Opal Gatlin, I am sending you hugs! I love and miss you!!

    Reply
  12. Linda F. Williams

    Guys, my heartfelt sympathy goes to each of you. I did not know Jerry was sick. He was so proud of each of you. I will be out of town and unable to attend the funeral but please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Linda

    Reply
  13. kristi hyde

    Shane and Chris, I am so sorry for the loss of your Father. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless

    Reply

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13 Comments

  1. Amber Kelso

    Jeremy, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  2. Jerry and Terry McGehee

    We are so very sorry for your loss. We got to know Jerry through our daughter Amber’s friendship with Jeremy and thought a lot of him. You always knew when you ran into him somewhere you were going to have an enjoyable conversation. Keeping all of you in our prayers…Jerry and Terry McGehee

    Reply
  3. Patsy Ring Johnson

    Aunt Fay and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Jerry was such a fine man and loved others and freely gave to all. I know you will miss him so much. I enjoyed the times I have spent with you all. you are such a wonderful family. God bless you and comfort each of you in your needs. I am sorry I am not able to be you all at this time, but my thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Hold to God’s unchanging hand He is right by your side. look to him for strength & love &comfort. love to u all.

    Reply
  4. robert gray

    To all of the Jerry Gatlin family, please accept our most heartfelt sympathies. May GOD bless you and be with you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May his love live on in your memories and comfort you in the days to come. Jerry was so proud of each of you. He was always showing us pictures and talking of you. Judy and I have known Jerry and Linda since our high school years. We often ran into Jerry at various places where it seem we would talk for hours (you know how Jerry loved to talk). We treasure the friendship we shared. He will be greatly missed by friends and family. We cherish the memories we shared with him over the years and hope to meet again someday.
    In Christian Love,
    Robert and Judy Gray

    Reply
  5. Margie Ables

    To the Gatlin Family; My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May GOD bless you and be with you threw this difficult time. Margie Ables

    Reply
  6. Jack(ie) R. Ferguson

    Sharrell, Mike Magnusson, phoned to inform me of Jerry’s passing. I’m so sorry. My thoughts and
    prayers are with you and the family during this
    difficult time.

    Reply
  7. Debra Stoykovich

    To the Gatlin Family: Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies at the death of your beloved Father, Grandfather, Brother, and Son. Jerry was a wonderful, Godly man who truly loved people. We enjoyed having in our home to do our floors. He was a talented craftsman who really perfected his work. We so enjoyed our conversations with him. His love for our Lord Jesus was quite evident and we look forward to seeing him again in Heaven!! Gary and Debra Stoykovich

    Reply
  8. Floyd and Imogene Cartwright

    Our deepest sympathy to the Gatlin family, we have known all of these family members for a lot of years Jerry will be sadly missed by all that knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

    May God Bless!!
    Floyd and Imogene

    Reply
  9. Peggy G. Bevels

    Sending my deepest sympathy to this wonderful family. Treasure your memories, I know there are lots of them. Jerry was so proud of each of you and loved to talk about you. I know you find that hard to believe. May God mend your broken hearts. In Christian Love, Peggy G. Bevels

    Reply
  10. David Roggendorff

    Your son, father, and grandfather, Jerry Gatlin, made a significant impact on my spiritual life along with other facets of my life. Your loss is our loss. He would call me to encourage me to join him in events that made me glad that he called to encourage my attendance. We enjoyed events at his mother’s and his and Linda’s places, who were the perfect host and hostesses. We enjoyed it so much when he’d stop in to visit with us or eat together at Piccadilly or either Gibson’s. I’m sorry that I didn’t take advantage of more of their many invitations to visit that I was “too busy” to accept. I plan to make up for those rejections when we see him in Heaven. We’ve enjoyed knowing all his and Linda’s families.

    Reply
  11. Nelson and Kathy Boice

    To the family and friends of Jerry Gatlin, please accept our sincere condolences. I knew his Mother, Mrs. Opal Gatlin (Grandma Gatlin, to me) and his sister, Mrs. Carlene Lee, and learned to love this family thru babysitting for Adam, Jodie, Joseph and Justin. Your all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time! No one will ever understand why a child goes before their parent, Mrs. Opal Gatlin, I am sending you hugs! I love and miss you!!

    Reply
  12. Linda F. Williams

    Guys, my heartfelt sympathy goes to each of you. I did not know Jerry was sick. He was so proud of each of you. I will be out of town and unable to attend the funeral but please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Linda

    Reply
  13. kristi hyde

    Shane and Chris, I am so sorry for the loss of your Father. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless

    Reply

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