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Celebrating the life of
James Harold Gattis
Passed away on May 30, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

My sincere condolences to the family, please read Acts 24:15. There is a resurrection hope found in that scripture that will be comforting an gives us all hope in the near future

Kay F, Ssvannah, Ga

So sorry to hear of James passing. I remember him coming the dental at Abbott’s. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Leah Gross, Savannah, Ga

Grace and Tommy, Please know Will, Jennie and I are thinking of you and praying for you. James was a character that would give you the shirt off his back. Loved spending time with him and you all at our KPP. Love Nan and Jennie

Nancy Lawson, Savannah,

I'm sorry for your loss. Death is very painful to all of us. However we find comfort in Gods Word The Bible. I enjoy Isaiah 25:8 where Jehovah promises to do away with death. This scripture has brought many comfort. I hope it has brought you comfort as well.

R.G., Savannah, Ga

My prayers go out to his Beautiful wife Grace and their children. At least we know James won't be in pain anymore. He struggled for such a long time with his health, but that didn't stop him at all, he still lived a full life. My heart goes out to his whole family. Now James is at piece finally, no more pain and his heart is whole again

Debra Friend, Savannah, Ga

I'm so very sorry for the passing of your dear loved one which can be a very difficult time for all of you, but know that James is safe in God's memory awaiting for a resurrection that His Son, Jesus Christ will carry out and we can read the proof of that in the Bible book of John 5:28,29 which we find him here giving us a future promise of His that he will do so. But it doesn't end there neither. You see God's purpose for us humans was for us all to live on this earth and not for a short time, like we do now, but forever. And so the future promise of His, is found in the Bible book of Psalm 37:29 which says: The righteous will possess the earth and they will live forever on it. So one day many of you will be able to welcome James back into your arms to hold and cherish, forever...

Arthur Mantzouris, Silver spring, Maryland

 

James Harold Gattis, 68, died at home on May 30th, 2018 after a long struggle with illness. James is survived by his wife, Grace Gattis, his children, Tommy Gattis, Tammy Gattis Taylor (Craig), and Jimmy Ray Gattis (Katrina). He is also survived by his sisters, Linda Sibley (Billy) and Peggy Proctor and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, James Thomas and Eva Jane Hancock Gattis, and his siblings, Thomas Gattis, Albert Lee Gattis, Danny Gattis, and Janice Gattis Self.

James was a fun, caring jokester, who loved being around his friends and family. Those close to him understood his quirkiness and knew he would offer the world to them if he could. He was an avid storyteller and could entertain the room for hours on end. He was never at a loss for words and you always knew where you stood with him. James was a passionate renegade for whom rules were arbitrary. He always enjoyed being right!

James was a Master Mason with the Thunderbolt Lodge, an achievement he was very proud of. He took pride in his work and gave everything one hundred percent. He was very hands-on, and could always tell you how to fix something, right or wrong. He enjoyed coming up with solutions for life’s problems.

James loved to express himself creatively through music and ideas. He attended the Midtown Pickers jam sessions at the Coffee Deli. James had a creative imagination and often wondered about the endless possibilities of life and space. He loved the earth sciences, especially geology. Those who knew James understood his passion for rocks and gemstones.

James appreciated the simple things in life, such as fishing, fellowship, and friendship. Though he loved a good home cooked meal, his favorite foods were cookies, jelly beans, and candy. He was thoughtful and knew the value of recognizing and honoring special occasions, never forgetting a birthday or anniversary.

Until the end, he followed his heart when making decisions… for better or for worse.

A private memorial will be held by the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Masonic Home of Georgia.

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My sincere condolences to the family, please read Acts 24:15. There is a resurrection hope found in that scripture that will be comforting an gives us all hope in the near future

Kay F, Ssvannah, Ga

So sorry to hear of James passing. I remember him coming the dental at Abbott’s. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Leah Gross, Savannah, Ga

Grace and Tommy, Please know Will, Jennie and I are thinking of you and praying for you. James was a character that would give you the shirt off his back. Loved spending time with him and you all at our KPP. Love Nan and Jennie

Nancy Lawson, Savannah,

I'm sorry for your loss. Death is very painful to all of us. However we find comfort in Gods Word The Bible. I enjoy Isaiah 25:8 where Jehovah promises to do away with death. This scripture has brought many comfort. I hope it has brought you comfort as well.

R.G., Savannah, Ga

My prayers go out to his Beautiful wife Grace and their children. At least we know James won't be in pain anymore. He struggled for such a long time with his health, but that didn't stop him at all, he still lived a full life. My heart goes out to his whole family. Now James is at piece finally, no more pain and his heart is whole again

Debra Friend, Savannah, Ga

I'm so very sorry for the passing of your dear loved one which can be a very difficult time for all of you, but know that James is safe in God's memory awaiting for a resurrection that His Son, Jesus Christ will carry out and we can read the proof of that in the Bible book of John 5:28,29 which we find him here giving us a future promise of His that he will do so. But it doesn't end there neither. You see God's purpose for us humans was for us all to live on this earth and not for a short time, like we do now, but forever. And so the future promise of His, is found in the Bible book of Psalm 37:29 which says: The righteous will possess the earth and they will live forever on it. So one day many of you will be able to welcome James back into your arms to hold and cherish, forever...

Arthur Mantzouris, Silver spring, Maryland


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