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Phil K. Gatlin

The funeral service for Mr. Phil K. Gatlin will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 1, at Riverwood Family with interment at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until the time of service at Riverwood.

Phil K. Gatlin, of Bogue Chitto, passed away November 29, 2020, at home surrounded by family members that loved him dearly. He was born in Bogue Chitto, Mississippi, on September 6, 1947. Since returning to his childhood home a year and a half ago he became a member at Faith Presbyterian Church in Brookhaven, MS. Phil was a born-again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. He served faithfully in leadership roles for many churches. He loved the Lord and loved other people. He also loved to teach God’s Word by leading Bible studies and teaching Sunday school classes.

For 30 years, Phil worked as an Aerospace Engineer at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, where he was an Associate Fellow in the Mission Analysis Group. During his career, he traveled the world. He enjoyed sailing, making stained glass and gourmet cooking. After retiring, he became a Master Gardener and served as the Master Gardener President of Alabama before moving back to Mississippi.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl R. Gatlin and Willine H. Gatlin.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 51 years, Nancy Gatlin; son, Christopher Gatlin and wife, Lisa of Glasgow, KY; daughter, Amy Watson and husband, Donnie of Southern Pines, NC; brother, Marcus E. Galtin and wife, Rachel of Bogue Chitto, MS; sister, Jacqueline Kay Gatlin of Brookhaven, MS; he also leaves a legacy of grandchildren, seven, Robert Gatlin and wife, Elizabeth of Nashville, TN, Audrey Dawsey and husband, Tyler of Tickfaw, LA, Reed Gatlin, Grant Gatlin, Caleb Watson, Abigail Watson, and Jesse Watson; as well as other loving family members and friends.

Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.