Mr. David Gatling

  • Born: May 1, 1948
  • Died: May 2, 2020
  • Location: Waterbury, Connecticut

Chapel Memorial Funeral Home

35-37 Grove Street
Waterbury, CT 06710

Tel. (203) 755-4370

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

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Mr. David Gatling, 72, of Waterbury, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020, from an unfortunate accident. He was the widow of Louise (Burrus) Gatling.

Mr. Gatling was born May 1, 1948, in Waterbury, CT. a son to the late Jimmie Lee and Winnifred (Gatling) Blash Sr.

David was educated in the Waterbury Public School System. He worked various jobs. He most recently worked at McDonalds, where he worked for many years. He was also employed at New Opportunities of Waterbury working with the "Meals on Wheels" program. During his life, Mr. Gatling attended many churches but became a member of Grace Baptist Church of Waterbury. David was an avid sports enthusiast. He was competitive when it came to boxing, baseball, and football. He will surely be missed.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories, his children; David (Phyllis) Coleman of Waterbury, CT., Cathy Simmons Harrison of Opelika, AL, Christopher Gatling of Florence, SC and stepson Tyrone (Monique) Coleman of Waterbury, CT., siblings; Martin L. Gatling, Irving F. Blash, Winnona L. Blash, and Mary E. Blash, all of Waterbury, CT., several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.

Besides his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his brothers; Kenneth L. Gatling and Jimmie Lee Blash Jr.

"A Blessed Promise"
God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be anymore pain: for the former things are passed away.

Revelation 21:4