September 12, 1952 – March 23, 2020
Charles Thomas Gilpatrick III, SFC (ret.) Born September 12, 1952 passed away on March 23, 2020 peacefully at his home in Old Hickory, TN. He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years Debra Gilpatrick; children Aimee (Jared) Irvine, Robby (Amber) Gilpatrick, Chasity (Todd) Hammond, Jason Gilpatrick and Chelsea (Tony) Thompson. Grandchildren Amelia Rose Irvine, Devin, Taylor, Peyton, Sheldon, Bailey, Dorian, Cheyanne, Darius, Nivea, Lailee, Rowan, Zachary, Gracie, Hope, Kayleigh, and 1 great granddaughter due in June 2020. Mother Bobbie Greer, siblings Michaelanne ( Ed) Roderick, Janice ( Jim) Kannard, David (Gina) Gilpatrick, brother in law Mitchell (Linda) Abernathy, many nieces and nephews, special family friend Kristy Satterfield, Dupont High School Alumni, Army National Guard family, Toney Carroll (Janice) his best friend for over 50 years, and his beloved fur babies Max and Kitty. His service will be officiated by Minister and personal friend Lewis Brown IV Dicky is proceeded in death by his father Charles Thomas Gilpatrick, brother William Gilpatrick and nephew Charles Parrish. Dicky spent his 32 year career with the TN Army National Guard 278th Armored Air Calvary Regiment. He loved God and his country and enjoyed spending time with family. He was a staunch Republican who was really looking forward to the upcoming 2020 elections. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing in bass tournaments, and golf. He was a huge fan of University of Tennessee Football and the Nashville Predators. Dicky was greatly loved and will be greatly missed but never forgotten. We want to send a special thank you to Dr. Deepinder Bal, Bettina Engh, NP, and Dr. Salem Mehio at the Frist Clinic, Dr. Patrick Ryan at Nashville Vascular and Dr. David Spiegel nurses and other associates at Tennessee Oncology in Nashville, TN for providing Dicky with the best medical care possible. Also thank you to all of our friends and family who have reached out to Dicky with words of kindness and encouragement. You will forever be in our hearts.
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March 25, 2020
I first met Dicky in the Army National Guard over thirty years ago. When I married my wife (Roxanne) she got to know dicky and loved him as much as I did. It felt like sometime we were the three amigos while we were at annual training in Ft Polk La., Ft Irwin CA., or Ft Stewart GA. Dickey was always there for anything we needed or just to talk. One of the Highlights of my career was when Dicky was able to come to my retirement from the military. Just a few months ago while he was sick and confined to a wheel chair, when he told me that he wouldn't have missed it for the world. I felt honored and blessed to have such a wonderful friend. See you on the high ground Dicky.
March 25, 2020
Dicky was not only a good friend thru the Army National Guard but was my fishing partner for the last ten years or so and I could not have had a better partner. He was always ready to go and hung in there no matter the conditions. I had the pleasure of taking the two photographs in the tribute. No matter whether we won or lost he always had a smile on his face and said we will get them next time. I miss him now and forever will. Thanks for the memories Partner
March 25, 2020
Dicky was a good neighbor! Once we had a storm in the neighborhood overnight. I was staying with my mom and sister next door to Dicky and Debra. My mom had Alzheimer’s and my sister was in a wheelchair. We had a large tree blown over in the back yard. My husband was out of town. I went to work the next morning when their caregiver arrived. When I came home that afternoon the tree was gone. Dicky had cut it up, called Metro to come get it, and stacked the usable wood by the alley!
Lewis Brown IV
March 25, 2020
My fondest memory of Dicky is his smile. Dicky would always be found smiling. Even when the atmosphere seemed bleak, you could always count on a smile from Dicky. I told him once, that if a man can smile that much, then he must have the peace of Christ in him. Dicky had just that, he had the Peace that only Christ can give. I know that I will see him again, so I'd better get my fishing skills in order now! Gonna miss you in the physical my Brother, but our spirits will always be connected. Love you Sir!
March 24, 2020
Dicky came into our lives as our brother when he married Debra.
Mitchell said many times over that if he could have chosen her mate, it would have had to be Dicky!
Fly high, sweet brother, you will never be forgotten!
Linda and Mitch Abernathy