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

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to David by adding your memories and photos.

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

Condolence & Memory Journal

Miss you now who could I talk with about Football he knew I could throw a football

Posted by Tyrone Ivester - Meriden, CT - Family   June 09, 2020

To My Cousins:

I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for us all that we take strength from God's tender, loving care. Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted. He has proven himself to be the ultimate comforter.

Love you and God Bless,


Posted by Deborah Gatling - Waterbury, CT - Family   June 01, 2020


Posted by shirley minnis - waterbury, CT - Friend   May 25, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family.May God grant you comfort & peace.

Posted by Carolyn McDonald Hurdle - Oakville, CT - Friend   May 23, 2020

Condolences from Pat Rush and Family

Posted by Pat Rush - Waterbury, CT - Family Friend   May 23, 2020

"My Beloved Brother"
Now that you are gone, You're no longer here to share the special bond we had as brother and sister.
I know that you are watching over all of us.
You will be dearly missed.
This message is sent to heaven with God's blessing for all the Angels to take care of you and give you all m y love.
Love your Sis

Posted by winnona blash - waterbury, CT - Sister   May 23, 2020

May you rest in peace, cousin David ❤❤

Posted by Michael Sears - Philadelphia, PA - Family   May 23, 2020

Prayers to the family at this time of loss. May God bless you with comfort.

Posted by Michele Pempleton - Waterbury, CT   May 23, 2020

Daddy you will Truly be MISSED but NEVER FORGOTTEN!!! I Will Always Love You❤❤

Posted by Cathy Simmons Harrison - Opelika, AL - Daughter   May 22, 2020

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