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Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Bill Gattis

Gattis, Billy Owens. Ret. MSGT E-8 Billy Owens Gattis, 73, of Clarksville, Tenn., died on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at Clarksville Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born on June 6, 1939 in Lynchburg, Tenn., to the late Roy Issac Gattis and Thelma Lorena Owens Gattis. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Leon Gattis and sister, Daisy Baker. Funeral services were held on Friday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Chapel, with Bro. Louie Montoya officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation was held Thursday, Feb. 21 and Friday, Feb. 22 at the funeral home. Billy was a maintenance technician with Griffy Trucking. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and member of Hilldale Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Sue Gattis of Clarksville; son, Jerry P. Stewart of Clarksville; daughter, Gina Beth Allen of Clarksville; two brothers, R.L. Gattis and Bobby Gattis of Lynchburg; two sisters, Patty Hinkle and Carolyn Gattis of Lynchburg; and four grandchildren, Kathryn Clara Allen, Macy Alana Allen, Jaxon Stewart, and Jakob Stewart. The family would like to express a special thanks to the staff at Clarksville Nursing and Rehab Center. Online condolences may be made at <>. Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.