Gilbert Benjamin Catlett

August 6, 1933September 9, 2013

Gilbert Benjamin Catlett 80, of Louisville, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2013. He was the owner of Catlett Food Mart and Deli and a Navy Veteran. Preceding him in death was his parents: Gilbert and Elizabeth Nation Catlett of Mount Eden. Survivors include his wife of 56 years: Shirley Cotton Catlett; children: Tim Catlett and Kelly Stum (Mike); sister: Clara Alice Wiggington (John); 3 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 2 nieces and 4 nephews. A memorial visitation will be held from 1-3 PM on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home. Memorials to Baptist Health Foundation (4000 Kresge Way, Louisville KY 40207) in memory of Gilbert Catlett.


  • Memorial Visitation Sunday, September 22, 2013

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Carolynn Brown

October 4, 2013

I remember when I moved to Lagrange from Chicago I lived 2 blocks down Washington street from his store Gil was a very nice man always friendly I am so sorry for your loss

Bill Corley

September 26, 2013

I have know Gil and Shirley for many years... Had it not been for both many small companies in Oldham County would not exist... They trusted, guided and Gil always had words of wisdom... He and Shirley helped me greatly in the beginning and I will never forget either for that... Gil will be missed.. Bill Corley

Laurie Simpson

September 18, 2013

To laugh often and much; to leave the world a bit better; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived....This is to have succeeded. (abbreviated) -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dear Kelly and Family,
I only visited with Gil a few times, but it is evident to me based on the quote above that he succeeded in this life. While he is no longer here physically, he will remain in the hearts of many for eternity. Sending love and praying for comfort and peace for each of you.

Ed & Connie Stum

September 18, 2013

Dear Shirley:

Our hearts and prayers are with you in this very difficult time. We are honored to have known Gil and hope that your memories will sustain you in his passing.

Basil Hall

September 16, 2013

Gil was a great fellow and I will really miss seeing him at Austin's for lunch.

Joan Gould

September 16, 2013

I am so happy to have met and worked with Gil in Cardiac Rehab at Baptist Health Louisville (Baptist East). We had many interesting conversations while he pedaled away on his bike. And we talked a lot about his trips to Nashville to see his daughter and for his treatments there.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Wendi Mason

September 13, 2013

Dear Kelly,
Thank you for letting me know about the passing of your father. Of course, we have remembered him and his work in helping us find a reason and a treatment for this lung disease. I'm sorry to hear of your loss and of his battle with cancer... but am thankful that he was able to continue to enjoy living life to the fullest until the end. My prayer is that he is enjoying his new life with our Lord and Savior and that you will once again see your father smiling brightly at you.
We thank him (and you) for his courage to help define this lung disease. His work in this process will never be forgotten. We have made many discoveries thanks to his contribution - these discoveries continue to help us take care of newly diagnosed patients and one day will help us answer to the cause and to find a treatment.
My prayer for you today is for comfort and peace, and to enjoy those fond memories of your Dad... fond memories that will never fade.
Sincerely, Wendi

Harry Taylor

September 13, 2013

May the peace and love and understanding that only our Heavenly Father can grant be with you and your family at this time.

Tom and Shirley Watt

September 13, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers to the Kelly and family

September 13, 2013