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Scott Malcom Gatewood Sr.


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Scott Malcom Gatewood, Sr.

Memphis, TN

Scott Malcom Gatewood, Sr. (Mack) was born March 24th, 1949 and went home to be with the Lord on February 14th, 2017. He grew up in the small farming town of Germantown, TN, and was raised by his mother and step father and his grandfather, who was a share cropper. After graduating from high school, he played minor league baseball and worked as a butcher for a year until he was drafted into the Army in 1969. After completion of basic training, he received his orders and shipped out to Vietnam. Mack would go on to serve in Germany, Ft. Still, OK, Hawaii and South Korea making the U.S. Army his career. He retired in 1989 at Ft. Campbell, KY after 20+ years of dedicated service.

Mack was a faithful member of Bellevue Frayser, and volunteered regularly in the food ministry. He was actively pursuing God through studying the word with Bellevue's Bible Challenge and the Men of Memphis bible studies.

Mack leaves behind his loving wife of 46 years, Hilma L. Gatewood, and their four children, Glen Michael Culp-Gatewood (Thalinie), Stephanie W. Gatewood, Scott M. Gatewood, Jr. (Manuela), and Adrain B. Gatewood. He is also survived by five siblings, Robert L. Gatewood, Sr., Ronnie James Brewster, Brenda Joy Brewster, Deborah Brewster-Hill and Mary Benson. He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Katharine and Joseph Brewster, his biological father Raymond Cole and his grandfather Scott Elgin.
Published in The Commercial Appeal from Feb. 21 to Feb. 26, 2017
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