Dateline: November 17, 2005


Graveside services for James Harold Gattis, age 66, were held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2005, in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon with Rev. Tom Garmon, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating.  Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mr. Gattis died Thursday, November 10, 2006, in Mesquite.  He was born May 31, 1939, in Memphis, Texas, to Thomas and Ruby Gattis.  He grew up and spent the first part of his life in Brice before moving to Dallas 35 years ago.  He was married to his beloved wife Sandi Cannon Gattis for 28 years.  Mr. Gattis also served in the US Army from the years of 1962-1963.  He was employed by Baxter and Sons Elevator Co. and was head of the construction department and also served as an elevator mechanic as well.  He was also a member of the VFW Post in Garland, Texas, where he has been a member for several years.  He was also a Methodist.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Tommy Gattis, on September 5, 1999.

Survivors include his wife, Sandi Gattis of Dallas; six daughters, Liz DeLorge of Irving, Mela Knight of Garland, Shanna Nelson of Rockwall, Jesica Gattis of Rockwall, Shelvia Gattis of Dallas, and Gelvia Gattis of Dallas; one son, Joe Gattis of College Station; one sister, Mary Ida of North Carolina; and seven grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be sent to the VFW Post in Garland.


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