NEW BERN - William "Alvis" Gatlin, 44, of New Bern died Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. Alvis was born April 11, 1969 in New Bern.
Alvis is preceded in death by his grandparents, Clarence and Ethel Gatlin and John and Mary Sandlin.
He enjoyed cars, especially fast ones, collecting keys, and spending time with his family and friends. He never knew a stranger and everyone he met was rewarded with his trademark huge smile.
Alvis is survived by his parents, Willie Ray and Patsy Gatlin, of the home; two brothers, Michael Gatlin and wife Tracy, and Kenneth Gatlin, all of New Bern; two nieces Tamra Wheatley and husband Michael of Bridgeton, and Carli Gatlin of New Bern; two great nieces, Charity Gatlin and Kristiana Wheatley, both of Bridgeton; and one great-nephew, Thomas Wheatley of Bridgeton.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 8 at Pollock Best Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Rebecca Harrell officiating. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and other times at his residence.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pollock Best Funerals & Cremation to help the family with funeral expenses.
Online condolences may be directed to www.pollockbest.com.
Arrangements by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations.