More detail on this person: Lawler "Butch" Franklin Gatlin, age 76, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo, Ohio. Born on February 15, 1941 in Bogalusa, Louisiana to Otis and Grace (Herrington) Gatlin, he served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corp., as a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War. Later work included Pharmaceutical Representative, Exercise Psychologist, and PGA Club Professional. Butch was loyal, kind, hardworking, and generous and an avid runner and golfer. His camaraderie will be missed by his fellow veterans; his laughter and work ethic by his co-workers; his loving concern by his church family; his strength and affection will be missed and fondly remembered by his family. Butch is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Sallie; children, Daphne (Don) Monistere, Justin (Michelle) Gatlin, Jonathan (Noelle) Gatlin, Jay Gatlin, Tai (Craig) French and Deena (Christian) Simpson; 18 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandchildren, Emily and Harrison Gatlin and sister, Joellen. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am-1:00 pm on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Christ the Word Church, 3100 Murd Road, Sylvania, Ohio 43560. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 pm in the church. Interment will be held at a later date in Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan. The Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee, Ohio is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be given at www.walkerfuneralhomes.
Burial information: Great Lakes National Cemetery
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