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#1 Apr 1, 2010
Has anyone heard anything about Ricky Gatlin? I heard that he passed away last night from a heart attack. Since it's April Fools not sure if it's true or not.

United States

#2 Apr 1, 2010
What a horrible April fools that would be. I will find out, wonderful man. Saved my grandfather's life and many others. Hope its not true.
so sad

Sioux City, IA

#3 Apr 1, 2010
I just received information that he did pass away. He was a long time friend of my family. My prayers to his family.

Smyrna, TN

#4 Apr 1, 2010
He did pass away last night! It was sudden and tragic! Mr. Ricky will be missed

Sioux City, IA

#5 Apr 1, 2010
is he the older man with white hair..
dont think so

La Vergne, TN

#6 Apr 1, 2010
he used to own sound waves right?

Medon, TN

#7 Apr 1, 2010
Yes, Ricky passed early this morning. He was a great man and an even better friend to alot of us. He will be sorely missed and his family should be in all of our prayers. God Speed Ricky......You will be missed....

Alamo, TN

#8 Apr 1, 2010
Is this the one that was a first responder? I think his wife's name was Wendy. They both worked as first responders i believe.

United States

#9 Apr 1, 2010
Yes. He was a first responder

“Whatever it is, I'm against it”

Since: Jan 10

Newbern, TN

#10 Apr 1, 2010
Ricky was the president of the Dyer County Rescue Squad. He was a good man and a credit to the community.

Morocco, IN

#11 Apr 1, 2010
A very good man. Service above self. So sorry to hear this.
Knew Him

Alamo, TN

#12 Apr 1, 2010
OMG! I can't believe this. I used to work with Ricky and Wendy at the Newbern PD years ago. They would come in to the PD to get reports on the calls they had responded to and we would sit and talk for a while. His family and friends have my prayers. Dyer County has lost one of it's Finest! He will be missed!

Hornsby, TN

#13 Apr 1, 2010
visitation tomorrow at 4 at Dyersburg Funeral Home. Funeral Saturday at noon at Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Sioux City, IA

#14 Apr 1, 2010
Was he a constable? What happened did he have a heart attack? He wasn't very old was he?

Toone, TN

#15 Apr 1, 2010
he was a constable, and the president of the rescue squad. he had a heart attack early thursday morning. his wife and the paramedics did all they could do to save him, but he was gone. please pray for this family.
EMS Family Member

Sioux City, IA

#16 Apr 2, 2010
Ricky Gatlin was the most wonderful man you could come in contact with... he always had a smile on his face and a joke ready to tell. He was a friend to everyone and a great credit to society. He was constable, director of Dyer Co. Rescue, Worked on the bus for years at Dyersburg Regional, taught emt and 1 st responder....and his tragic death came as a shock to us all... family and friends got a call around 6:30 and much like you we were all hoping it was a sick april fools joke...Uncle Ricky will be miss and the EMS family will not be the same with out him!! We love you uncle ricky and may god be with Wendy and the rest of us in this trying time.
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#17 Apr 2, 2010
Just wanted to say that I was so sorry to hear about Ricky. I have done alot of business with him and he helped me and my husband become storm spotters. He always had a joke. He was a great guy. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Beech Bluff, TN

#18 Apr 2, 2010
just left the funeral home and there was an hour or more wait.......the measure of a man.....

Sioux City, IA

#19 Apr 2, 2010
I too saw the croud at the funeral home. He was very well known and so was his father. His dad use to own B&E auto parts. Does anyone know if his dad is still alive? He and Ricky were very much liked in the community. I am so sorry for his family.

United States

#20 Apr 2, 2010
his dad is still alive, as well as his died a few years ago

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