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Charlie Wesley Gammill
Date of Death or Service Aug 12, 2017
Charlie Wesley Gammill
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 Charlie Wesley Gammill, age 89, of Dickson, TN, died peacefully on Friday, August 4, 2017, at NHC of Dickson, TN.  

 

Visitation will be Saturday, August 12, 2017  from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.at the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home.  A memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Hyeon Hong will officiate.  

 

He was the 6th child born to Robert and Jimmie Pearl (Lula) Gammill of Reform, MS.  He is preceded in death by his parents along with his brothers WJ, Safley, Jesse, John, and his twin sisters Orene and Lorene.  

 

He is also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67 years, Mary Gammill.  He leaves behind daughters Charlene (Steve) Ramsey of Dresden, TN, and Marilyn (Kerry) Gooch of Dickson, TN, six grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.  He also leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Charlie attended Wood Junior College in Mathiston, MS, and Delta State in Cleveland, MS.  He earned his degrees from Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS and the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS.

 

He began teaching math at Lexington High School in Mississippi.  He later taught math at Mississippi State University, Perkinston Junior College, and the University of Tennessee at Martin.  While enlisted in the Air Force, he taught electronics at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS.  His teaching career spanned over 40 years.

 

His legacy lives on through the students he fondly called kings and queens.  Since so many of his students struggled, he created a program called “Math Lab” that allowed his students to work at their own pace.  As it grew it was later offered as a class.  His students adored him.  He was also involved in other programs for at-risk students from public schools.  Through his understanding and compassion he helped shape their lives for the better.  He was involved in many benevolent and community uplifting programs.  

Mr. Gammill was a devoted family man of God who was a member of the United Methodist Church in Burns, TN.  He always had a joyful demeanor.  There were no strangers in his world, only friends.  He was a Sunday school teacher, gardener, farmer, benefactor, war veteran (United States Air Force), and servant of God.  

 

Charlie will be greatly missed by his loved ones and the community. His contagious smile and noble demeanor will live on in the memories of those he touched.

 

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