Woodrow George “Woody”
Gatlin, Jr., 67, the beloved husband of Marcia Wheeler Gatlin, departed
this life, Friday, October 6, 2017 at his residence.
Mr. Gatlin was born
the son of Rev. Woodrow George Gatlin, Sr. and Marie Mills Gatlin on November
18, 1949 in Berkley County. He enlisted in the United States Army
on October 9, 1969 and retired on June 8, 1972. He served two
tours – the first in Vietnam and the second in Germany. He was awarded
numerous medals including the National Defense Service medal, the Vietnam
Service medal, and the Army Commendation medal. He was a member of the
Veteran of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He was a retired
employee of the Charleston Mill Service. His father was the Founding
Pastor the Williamsburg Pentecostal Holiness Church where Woody spent his
younger years. Though the military and life led him down many roads, he
never moved his membership from the Bonneau Pentecostal Holiness Church.
He remained of the Pentecostal Holiness faith and attended The Christian
Fortress in these last years.
He leaves behind:
his wife; two children, Travis (Celeste) Gatlin and Tess G. (Brad) McConnell;
four grandchildren, Jordan, Gunnar, Jana, and Brody; a brother, Ronnie
(Lisa) Gatlin; a sister, Gail (Leonard) Owens; his mother-in-law, Libby
Wheeler; and a number of nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind
his extended family, Avis and Lewis Smith, Monty and Judy Wheeler, and
Frankie and Sharon Wheeler.
He was predeceased
by: his parents; a niece, Holly Roff; and his father-in-law,
A Home Going Celebration
with Military Honors will be 4PM, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at The Christian
Fortress. Officiating will be Pastor Geraldine Bednego. Internment will
follow in the Harmony Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6-8PM,
Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.