John Oscar Gattis

November 12, 1937April 5, 2021

John Oscar Gattis a native of Mobile AL and resident of Lucedale Mississippi was born on November 12, 1937 to his parents Reuben Boone Gattis of Potts Camp Mississippi; Rose Annie Gollotte of Mississippi. He exchanged his life for eternity on Monday morning April 5, 2021. He was 83 years old.

Preceding him in death were his wife Helen Elizabeth Phillips; Parents Reuben and Rose Annie Gollotte Gattis. One sister: Molly Lucille Jones, Dickerson. One son: John Edward Gattis.

He is survived by his three daughters: Linda Carol (Jake Overstreet) of Lucedale Mississippi; Helen Renia (Jimmy Dion Carter) of Wilmer Alabama; Rita Diane (Edward Dennis Cash) of Lucedale Mississippi. Three Grandsons: Robert Eugene Finch of Lucedale Mississippi; Jason Dion (Dimitra Sue Carter) of Semmes Alabama; Calvin Dale Carter of Wilmer Alabama. Two Granddaughters: Crystal Roselle (Charles Derek Daughtry) of Wilmer Alabama; Kayla Elizabeth Cash of Lucedale Mississippi. Five Great Grandsons: Lake Carter; Chandler Daughtry of Semmes Alabama; Devin Carter; Daemien Carter; Preston Daughtry all of Wilmer Alabama. Five Great Granddaughters: Grace Carter; Cali Carter; of Semmes Alabama; Valery Carter; Emily Daughtry; Lauren Daughtry all of Wilmer Alabama. One Great Great Granddaughter: Adalynn Daughtry of Wilmer Alabama. And a Host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Oscar worked for the City of Mobile and the Alabama Shipyard. He liked spending his spare time watching his favorite team Auburn play football; going to the lawn mower races; Car races. ( Sometimes we like to think he was driving a race car! Needless to say he never let the grass grow under his wheels. He was always on the go.) He was funny, could make you laugh without even trying at the stories he would tell. He was most definitely one of a kind, but Most of all he loved his family.

Pallbearers: Edward Cash; Kevin Cash; Jared Moran; Dion Carter; Jason Carter; Dale Carter. Honorary pallbearer will be Eugene Finch.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow; nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.

Revelation 21:4


Life is but a stopping place, A pause in what is to be, A resting place along the road, To sweet eternity. We all have different journeys, Different paths along the way, We all are meant to learn some to stay. Our destination is a place, far greater than we know, For some, the journey’s quicker, for some the journey’s slow. And when the journey finally ends, we will claim a great reward And find an everlasting peace, Together with the Lord.


  • Linda Carol Overstreet (Jake), Daughter
  • Helen Renia Carter (Jimmy Dion), Daughter
  • Rita Diane Cash (Edward Dennis), Daughter
  • Robert Eugene FInch, Grandson
  • Jason Dion Carter (Dimitra Sue), Grandson
  • Calvin Dale Carter, Grandson
  • Crystal Roselle Daughtry (Charles Derek), Granddaughter
  • Kayla Elizabeth Cash, Granddaughter
  • Lake Carter, Great Grandson
  • Chandler Daughtry, Great Grandson
  • Devin Carter, Great Grandson
  • Daemien Carter, Great Grandson
  • Preston Daughtry, Great Grandson
  • Grace Carter, Great Granddaughter
  • Cali Carter, Great Granddaughter
  • Valery Carter, Great Granddaughter
  • Emily Daughtry, Great Granddaughter
  • Lauren Daughtry, Great Granddaughter
  • Adalynn Daughtry, Great Great Granddaughter

  • Edward Cash, Active Pallbearer
  • Jared Moran, Active Pallbearer
  • Dion Carter, Active Pallbearer
  • Jason Carter, Active Pallbearer
  • Dale Carter, Active Pallbearer
  • Kevin Cash, Active Pallbearer
  • Eugene Finch, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021


John Oscar Gattis

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