John Gatlin, 57, of Hwy 64 in Morganton died Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was born March 10, 1952 in Tipton County, TN; and was a son of the late Grady Gatlin and Sarah Arlene Tate Gatlin. John was a member of Daniel Town Baptist Church in Rutherfordton, NC.He is survived by his wife, Sharon Gatlin of the home; sons, Brian Gatlin and Austin Gatlin, both of Covington, TN; daughter, Stacy Gatlin of Tipton County, TN; step-daughter, Laura Reed and husband, Jason of Morganton; his grandson, Jake Reed (John’s pride and joy); brothers, Roy Gatlin of Oregon, and Dale Gatlin of Tipton County; and sisters, Agnus Klassen of California, Deborah Dvnavant of Memphis, TN, Barbara Wilson of Munford, TN, and Ann Gatlin of Covington.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 27, 2010 in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home with Rev. Craig Lovelace officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday one hour before the service.
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