Bradley James Gattis, age 18, passed away on July 20, 2017 as the result of a tragic automobile accident. He was a 2017 graduate of Seymour High School and planned to begin his education at Walters State Community College and then to enroll at a four year university. He was a member of Seymour United Methodist Church and was enjoying his summer working at Foxfire Outdoor Adventure Park as a zipline tour guide.
Bradley loved life, our God, his friends, the Crimson Tide, and most especially his family. His witty, caring, and loving personality was contagious and infectious. He left a deep, personal impact in every person he met. Following a line of ministers behind his father and grandfathers, he was in the beginning stages of discerning a call to ministry which, like his father, he had always said he would not do. Bradley will be greatly missed and all look forward to the day of seeing him again.
Bradley is preceded in death by his great grandfather, Charles Gattis, Sr.; uncles, Bobby Barnett and Tom Addington (Tock); and cousin, Jimmy Addington. Loving survivors include his parents, Jason & Amy Gattis; sister, Mary Haisten Gattis; brother, Nick Gattis; great-grandmother, Wilma Gattis (Nana); grandparents, Charles & Judy Gattis and Jim & Judy Whedbee; uncles and aunts, Gabe & Mary Beth Evans and Courtney & Erica Gattis; cousins, Spencer Evans, Austin Evans, and Cullen Gattis; and numerous great uncles and aunts and distant cousins.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, July 23rd, at 6:00pm at Fountain City United Methodist Church, Knoxville, with Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor, Rev. Charles Maynard, and Rev. Randy Frye officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 to 6 at the church and a reception will follow after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Seymour United Methodist Church, Holston Conference Youth Ministries, Holston Conference Camping Ministries, or any organization of your choice.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Holston Conference and the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church and to the many people all over the world for the outpouring of love and support they have received.
Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, TN 37865 (865)577-2807. Online condolences may be made at www.atchleyfuneralhome.com