Richard Henry Gatlin
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Richard Henry Gatlin, 89, of Mount Pleasant, SC passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2022. Mr. Gatlin was born and grew up in Marshall County, KY, graduating from Benton High School in 1949. He obtained a BA from Murray State University in 1954; a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1960; and an MS in Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1972. He was registered a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Kentucky in 1968; employed as an engineer by General Electric Company 1960 to 1965; by Sverdrup & Parcel Consulting Engineers, 1965 to 1968; and by the US Department of the Army, at several locations, from 1968 to his retirement from the US Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, AL in 1999. He is survived by two daughters, Angela Gatlin (Marty) Hausberger of East Lyme, CT and Marla Gatlin (Brian) Gardner of Mount Pleasant, SC; three sisters, Ann Gatlin Connor, June Gatlin Leneave, and Patricia Joan Gatlin King; and five grandchildren, Camden, Audrey, and Amanda Hausberger; and Carson, and Emory Gardner; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 28 years, Reda Miller Gatlin in 1991; his father, Jack Gatlin in 1946; his mother, Faye Swift Gatlin in 1981; his sister, Elizabeth Gatlin Tolbert in 1995; and brothers, Frank in 1980, John in 1992, Jack in 1993, David in 1999; his granddaughter, Mackenzie Gardner in 2007; and brother, Robert in 2017. Mr. Gatlin was a member of the Parkway Baptist Church in Creve Coeur, MO. His hobbies included walking, computer flight simulation, taking photos, assembling photo albums of family events, and compiling and publishing several family tributes. He will be buried at the Blue Grass Memorial Gardens in Nicholasville, KY. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Kerr Brothers - Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, KY is handling arrangements for the family.