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Thomas Paul Gatlin, 60, of Old Federal Road, Quincy, passed Wednesday, December 17, 2014. He was born in Quincy, FL July 19, 1954 and was a graduate of James A. Shanks High School, Quincy. He served in the U S Navy aboard the USS Milwaukee and was retired from the Englehard Mining Co., Quincy. He also was a very active volunteer at the Wallwood Boy Scout Camp and in the veteran organizations.
Visitation will be Monday, December 22, 2014, 1:00 P.M. until service time of 2:00 P.M. at the Washington Street Church of Christ. Interment will be in the Thomas Paul and Cora Cox Gatlin lot at Eastern Cemetery, Quincy.
He is survived by: father and mother, Lester and Dora Miller Gatlin of Quincy; sons, Chris Gatlin of Columbus, GA, Thomas (Amanda) Gatlin of Evansville, IN, Emory Gatlin of Ft. Campbell, KY; three grandchildren, Haylie, Cole, and Alex Gatlin; sisters, Elaine Barksdale of Quincy, Dianne (Richard) Strickler of Franklin, TN, Cheryl (Michael) Gonatos of Thomasville, GA, Brenda (Hugh) Rowan of Sycamore; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a special niece, Noel Greene.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, in charge of arrangements.