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Gary Preston Gatrell, Sr.

September 9, 1948 - March 22, 2021

Gary Preston Gatrell, Sr. passed away March 22, 2021 in his home in Virginia Beach. Gary was born in West Virginia on September 9th, 1948 and was preceded in death by his father Howard Kenneth Gatrell Sr., his mother Margaret Breighthaupe Gatrell and his brother Howard Kenneth Gatrell Jr. He was a graduate of Waynesburg High School. He spent over 40 years working as a master mechanic during his life. He was a man who loved God and cherished the time he had with his family.
Gary was married to his high school sweetheart Sandra Lewis Gatrell for nearly 54 years. During their marriage Gary and Sandra had four children, James, Gary, Angelia and Nicole. Gary was also blessed with 11 grandchildren. Kurtis, Kevin, Keith, James, and Jacob Gatrell who live in Pennsylvania. Rhys Kimmel, Kylie, Kaleb, Kaden and Katie Gatrell live in Virginia. Also, two great grandchildren from eldest grandson Kurtis. He has two sisters Gerry and Luann. Gerry resides in Pennsylvania, and Luann in Virginia with their spouse and children.

A small memorial service is being held for family on Sunday, March 28th at 1:00 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home – Southside Chapel, 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

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Service Information

Date: Sunday, March 28, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel

5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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