R. Gene Catlett

Apr. 14, 2013 @ 08:23 PM

R. Gene Catlett, age 84 of Sevierville, passed away Friday April 12, 2013.  He was born and raised in Sevier County and was employed as a funeral director and embalmer for 50 years.  He was a volunteer fireman for 33 years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Sevierville for 60 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Ulla Catlett, and brother, Sam Catlett.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Eula Catlett; son, Ronnie Catlett and wife, Linda; granddaughters, Jennifer Collins and husband, Todd; Suzanne Gesing and husband, Tony; great-grandchildren, Kyle, Kendyl, Peyton, and Eliza, all of Greenville, SC; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Catlett, Iva Suttles, Geneva Strange, Evelyn Latham, and Cora Etherton.

Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Monday for graveside service and interment at Shiloh cemetery with Rev. Jerry Hyder and Rev. Craig Mintz officiating. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.