Rollin Dudley Gathe
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Rollin Dudley Gathe, 64, of Seymour, Tenn., formerly of Vandalia, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
A private celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Memorials: FAYCO Enterprises or Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95, both of Vandalia.
Dudley was born to Kenneth and Patricia Gathe in Taylorville. He married Suzanne Elam on March 2, 2010.
He retired from British Petroleum of North America, based in Patoka.
Dudley loved nature, fishing, hunting, woodworking and, most of all, his family and friends. He would help anyone at any time.
He is survived by his wife; mother; daughter Amber Gathe, Tagan Young, Chad and Travis Towler, whom he raised as sons; stepson, Broc Young; stepdaughter, Breanna Sasse, with three granddaughters; siblings, Karl Gathe, Teena Yarbrough, Tammy Gathe, Ted Gathe, Tricia Grandt and Amy Pyle; and numerous nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, David Gathe.

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Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 30 to Dec. 9, 2020.
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December 12, 2020
This is Tagan Young his grandson, and I have to say he was a great man and he was my best friend I miss him really much and I am jealous he’s in heaven without us. He taught me a lot like how to fish, hunt, run a backhoe, split wood, drive a boat, run a chainsaw, swim, scuba-dive and lots of other things. I was swimming perfectly at 1 years old I knew how to snorkel at 2 years old and scuba-dive at 4 and it’s all because of him. My favorite memories with him was when we would squirrel hunt in the woods in Tennessee and I will always remember this quote from him “There are three things you never let someone borrow: your truck, your woman, and your gun.” I love him and can’t wait to see him in heaven.

Sincerely, Tagan U. Young
Tagan Young
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