Radney Funeral Home


James Earl Gartman

23 August, 194124 July, 2021

James Earl Gartman- age 79, was born on August 23, 1941, in Fernbank, Alabama and passed away in Citronelle, Alabama on Saturday, July 24, 2021. He leaves two sons, Wendall Gartman (Kim) and Mark Gartman (Elizabeth); 6 grandsons, Jesse Gartman (Emily), Josh Gartman, Aithan Gartman (Stephanie), Garrett Gartman, Tyler Fillmore and Ryan Fillmore; 6 great grandsons, Shaye, Weston, Brock, Tanner, Cody and Whitley; 3 brothers, Gene Gartman (Adrienne), Robert Gartman and Benny Joe Gartman; and sister, Nancy Whisenhunt. He was preceded in death by his father, James Cecil Gartman; mother, Nettie Bea Gartman; and brothers, Edwin Gartman and Ricky Gartman. He retired from Teledyne as a machine operator after many years of service. Mr. Gartman enjoyed woodworking, building and creating was his passion. Funeral services will be held in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. The family will receive friends at Radney Funeral Home in Saraland from 12-2 p.m. prior to the procession to the cemetery. Condolences may be offered at


  • James Cecil Gartman, Father (deceased)
  • Nettie Bea Gartman, Mother (deceased)
  • Wendall & Kim Gartman, Son & Daughter-in-law
  • Mark & Elizabeth Gartman, Son & Daughter-in-law
  • Jesse & Emily Gartman, Grandson & Wife
  • Josh Gartman, Grandson
  • Aithan & Stephanie Gartman, Grandson & Wife
  • Garrett Gartman, Grandson
  • Tyler Fillmore, Grandson
  • Ryan Fillmore, Grandson
  • Gene & Adrienne Gartman, Brother & Sister-in-law
  • Robert Gartman, Brother
  • Benny Joe Gartman, Brother
  • Edwin Gartman, Brother (deceased)
  • Ricky Gartman, Brother (deceased)
  • Nancy Whisenhunt, Sister
  • Survivors also include 6 great grandsons, Shaye, Weston, Brock, Tanner, Cody and Whitley.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, 31 July , 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, 31 July , 2021


James Earl Gartman

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Beth Dunch

25 July 2021

Thank you Earl,
When I arrived in Mobil, you took the Yankee under your wings. You always called me your "Little Darling " I will miss that.. you were my best friend and we talked every week when you were at home listening to your music. I was blessed to have known such a great person. You would correct me and say "I was not always good.. whoooohooo " ( those who know you can still hear you) I am glad I got you to get along with our work cellmate and actually became friends. You said being civil wasn't hard when I was there. There are a few people who beat you up to heaven, Mike, Bob, little Mike, and the others you know. I'm so glad I was able to go to Shoney's restaurant on fridays for dinner I have always remembered the ladies loved you! Then off to the Walmart for a spell. Then we would go to your house to listen to your records in the backyard.
You only wanted the best for me.. I only wish I had stayed in the south with you. I am sad you never made it up here to see Niagara Falls or the Adirondack mountains. You would have fell in love with my state. I enjoyed watching you make the plack for me and Abby in your "shed" . Abby has passed too. So look for her.
Earl I miss you ...
Your little darling...
Your Northern Star....