EAGLE LAKE - Gary Lynn Gatlin, 57, of Eagle Lake, FL died Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Hospice Residence Center in Auburndale due to renal cancer.
Born December 30, 1955 in Winter Haven, he was a lifelong resident of Eagle Lake. He was the Owner of Gatlin Inc., a industrial refrigeration contractor. He was a member of the Eagle Lake Church of Christ; loved competition BBQ and was a member of the "Kick Yo Butt" BBQ team; loved to fish and spend time with his family and grandson.
Preceded in death by his father, Bobby Gene Gatlin, he is survived by: his wife, Charlsie Chapman Gatlin; a son, Robert Gatlin; a daughter, Miranda Gatlin and her husband Bracken; his mother Lois Jean Gray Gatlin; two sisters, Patti Orta and her husband Elihu and Connie Gatlin; and a grandson, Braxton Smith.
The family will receive friends from 5:00pm until 7:00pm, Friday, January 4, 2013 at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, 2425 Havendale Boulevard, Winter Haven. Funeral Services will be 10am, Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Eagle Lake Church of Christ Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made in his name to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Avenue, Auburndale, FL 33823. Condolences may be sent at www.oakridgefuneralcare.com