Born: Saturday Sep 8, 1934

Died: Monday Nov 27, 2017


Joseph J.T. Gatewood

September 8, 1934 - November 27, 2017

Joseph "J. T." Tillman Gatewood, 83, of 517 Cedar Street in Eden, passed away early Monday morning, November 27, 2017, at Annie Penn Memorial Hospital in Reidsville.

A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, November 30, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service (1 - 2 PM) and other times at the residence.

J. T. was born September 8, 1934 to the late Walter and Ola Hooker Gatewood.  He was a US Army veteran and a member of North Spray Christian Church.  In his younger years he worked for Ivie Tire Company before going to work for the City of Eden where he retired from.  

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, June Land Gatewood of the home;  two sons, Duward Gatewood and fiancee', Donna Brown and Rodney Gatewood and wife, Melissa, both of Eden;  daughter, Connie Gatewood Koontz and husband, Bill of Eden;  five grandchildren, Lauren Gatewood, Tiffany Gatewood, Kathryn Metro, Tillman Koontz, and Brianna Brown;  two great-grandchildren, Chase and Lilly Chapman;  sister, Betty Gauldin;  brother, Bobby Gatewood and wife, Thelma;  sister-in-law, Anna L. Gilley and husband, Lanney of Reidsville; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend, Barbara Smith.

In additon to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Effie Snody and Ola Lester.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com



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Duward - So sorry to hear of your father's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ron & Lisa Shively Harbour

Dear June and family.... I was shocked and saddened to hear of JT's passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers!!! Sending love and hugs!!!
Micki M. Neal

June and family: Words can not express how shocked and sorry we were to hear of JT's passing. He was such a loyal husband, daddy and a man I was proud to call my Cousin. Please be sure you all are in our prayers and will continue to lit you all in our prayers. At this moment. The main thing that comes to mind; is we pray you and the children will be enveloped in God's sweet peace that passeth all understanding. We love you all.
Myron, Debbie Horton and Odessa Thompson

I had the privilege of knowing an working side by side with this fine man an getting to know him in the shop at the city of Eden nothing he couldn't to to a automobile taught me a whole lot we had some great times an i will miss him an miss picking at him thank God he never took me seriously sometimes he said don't make me put my son's on you I said go ahead ole man but one day duard an Rodney came to the shop he introduced them when I met these two gigantic men I turned sort of pale we laughed about it so many times he said don't make me call my boys he was a great man his son's were just like him I know they were proud to have such a great father because he was proud of them he has a great family an will be truly missed I will miss you my friend.
Bobby Shields

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